The Madeleine Brand Show for February 15, 2012

"Awesome/Not Awesome" with Luke Burbank: Bon Iver and Chihuahuas

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A Chihuahua waits adoption at a Los Angeles Department of Animal Services shelter. Chihuahuas make up about a third of the dogs at many California shelters, so many that some shelters are shipping Chihuahuas to other states, like Washington, to find homes.

Luke Burbank, host of the podcast Too Beautiful to Live, joins Madeleine for his regular analysis of the "Awesome/Not Awesome" news items of the the week.

Luke clears up the confusion over Grammy-winner Bon Iver and the phonetically similar cartoon, Bonnie Bear.

Can you tell the difference?


Or perhaps you thought he was related to Jon Bon Jovi?

Plus, Chihuahua dogs are being air-lifted to Seattle. Our neighbors up north might be a little too happy about scoring one over Hollywood.

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