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The Madeleine Brand Show for October 10, 2011




A recent edition of the Thomas Guide implies its struggle keeping up with new technology.
A recent edition of the Thomas Guide implies its struggle keeping up with new technology.
The Thomas Guide

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Steve Proffitt reports on the "Occupy L.A." movement and L.A. Times media columnist James Rainey tells us whether the story is being accurately covered. Before smart-phones, GPS and Map Quest - there was really only one way to navigate these parts. The Thomas Guide. The spiral-bound books contain detailed grid maps of cities and neighborhoods. Sanden Totten reports on what happened to the book once known as the Bible of Los Angeles car culture. Also, Madeleine speaks with a 10 year old boy who learned to read by studying Thomas Guides. Plus, the latest news.