The Madeleine Brand Show for November 15, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Camp In Zuccotti Park Cleared By NYPD Over Night

Occupy Wall Street protesters kicked out of Zuccotti Park

In New York Tuesday morning at 1 a.m., police raided Zuccotti Park, the epicenter of anti-Wall Street protests, and arrested some 200 demonstrators. After the park was cleared, Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a news conference saying protesters could no longer occupy the park with tents. A judge has issued a temporary restraining order which allows protestors to return to the park and set up their tents again. This city is challenging that order and a hearing is scheduled this hour. Brian Stelter of The New York Times joins Madeleine with an update.

Occupy L.A.: 'We could be the model for the movement'

KPCC's Sanden Totten joins us live from the Occupy Los Angeles protests at City Hall. Early Tuesday morning, when protesters learned of the evacuation of Zucotti Park in New York, they marched downtown beating drums and chanting. There was a standoff with police but the protesters returned to their camp without incident. Many protesters on the scene said they still enjoy a peaceful relationship with the LAPD.
Portland's Mayor Shuts Down Occupy Encampment.

Occupy Portland regroups after weekend police shutdown

Police in Portland cracked down on protesters in Portland over the weekend, dismantling encampments and arresting about 50 protesters. We check in with freelance reporter Scott Carrier for an update and find out what Portland protesters are planning next.
Penn State Students Hold Candle Light Vigil For Abused Victims

Sandusky speaks out

Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach, gave his first interview Monday night since being charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse. In a riveting telephone interview with NBC's Bob Costas, Sandusky denied he had molested young boys, saying he had showered with young boys and hugged them, but called his actions "horseplay." Laurie Levenson, a professor at Loyola Law School, joins Madeleine for analysis.
An elite police officer arrests an alleg

El Salvador's gang culture

When people think of drug-related violence south of the border, they usually think of Mexico. But El Salvador's homicide rate is more than triple the current rate in Mexico due to the violent "maras," or gangs. The situation has become dire, with 38 percent in poverty, a bankrupt government and a paralyzed economy. Tens of thousands of Salvadorans have joined organized crime, helping drugs come north to markets in the U.S.
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L.A.'s tuba revolution

A tuba revolution is happening in Southern California right now. Mexican immigrants are bringing their love of the instrument across the border. Once here, the sound of the tuba has changed dramatically – what was once a simple backing to the band has now come into its own.
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