The Madeleine Brand Show for October 14, 2011

A powerful documentary about the war in Afghanistan premieres Friday in Los Angeles.
Hipster Cop

J.P. Morgan's third quarter loss

It's earnings season – that time of year when big companies tell the public how much money they've made. Yesterday, J.P. Morgan Chase announced their income had dropped 4 percent in the third quarter.
Premiere Of IFC Midnight's "Super" - Red Carpet

Awesome/Not Awesome with Luke Burbank

Luke Burbank, host of the podcast "Too Beautiful to Live," joins Madeleine for his weekly edition of "Awesome/Not Awesome": Phoenix Jones is a self-styled Seattle superhero who somehow avoided charges for pepper-spraying a group of people at a nightclub. A Seattle bartender posted the name of a mean customer (he wrote 'you could stand to lose weight' on the receipt) on Facebook, the internet went crazy, hunted him down ... but they got the wrong guy. And Hilary Swank is now apologizing for having attended the birthday bash of the Chechen President (and infamous dictator) for money.
In a new feature we're calling "Weekend Alibi," Meghan McCarty brings us the lowdown on fun things happening around Southern California. So on Monday morning when people ask you where you were over the weekend you'll have an interesting alibi. This week: Jewish County Fair, Dead Authors comedy night at UCB and the House of Davids estate sale.
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