The Madeleine Brand Show for February 3, 2012

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Does Komen have a politics problem?

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation is reversing its decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screening.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy on Jan. unemployment numbers

The unemployment numbers for January released Friday show the national rate dropped to 8.3 percent, from 8.5 percent. That's the lowest in nearly three years.

Glenn Close explains her love for Mr. Nobbs

Actress Glenn Close talks with Madeleine about the innocence and bravery she found in the character Albert Nobbs, which, she says, fueled her Oscar-nominated performance. Plus, they remember her iconic roles of the past.
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Weekend Alibi:

Meghan McCarty is back with a flavorful Weekend Alibi: There'll be a big showdown this Sunday, but first, Angelenos must step up to determine... the city's best cupcake. The top cupcake bakeries in the area are facing off.
The Bark Side

Volkswagen's "The Bark Side" ad generates hype

On the eve of the Super Bowl, there's buzz swirling about which team will dominate, but also about which commercial will make the biggest splash.
Teacher Classroom Bondage

New allegations surface at Miramonte School

A second teacher from Miramonte Elementary School is under investigation by the LA County Sheriffs Department. The teacher, who remains unnamed, has been removed from the classroom after a student accused him of inappropriate conduct.
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Dinner Party Download: small talk for the sidelines

Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam share talking points for Super Bowl Sunday, the second biggest eating day in America after Thanksgiving.
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