The Madeleine Brand Show is a daily, two-hour program that looks at news and culture through the lens of Southern California.
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The Madeleine Brand Show for December 6, 2011

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Paul Waldman, an editor at The American Prospect, is on to talk about why the run-up to the 2012 election is so different from past presidential campaigns. The California Report's Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers joins the show to outline Gov. Jerry Brown's tax plan and what it could mean for Californians. A new survey finds housing prices down - Steve Proffitt will look back at what caused the housing bubble in the first place. Foreign investors are snatching up real estate in Nevada, Arizona and California. We'll have reporter Jude Joffe-Block tell us more. Sky watchers may be able to spot the newly announced habitable planet now that a telescope in northern California is running again. Seth Shostack, a researcher at the institute that houses the machine, will be on the show. Visual artist and writer Lou Beach joins us to talk about his new book, "420 Characters." And Ann Powers is back with the latest in new music.