The Madeleine Brand Show for February 15, 2012

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A look at the future of Iran's nuclear program

Israeli diplomats have been targeted for assassination recently in multiple countries – India, Georgia and now Thailand – allegedly by Iranians.
Iran Map

Iran? Eh–rhawn? Ear–ran? Eh–ran?

A small point maybe, but here behind the microphone, we have to stop occasionally and ask, are we pronouncing Iran correctly?
Riot police stand guard at the entrance

Fire rips through overcrowded Honduran prison

A huge fire broke out through an overcrowded Honduras prison Tuesday killing hundreds. Shannon O'Neil joins the show to explain prison conditions there.

New book details life in India's slums

New Yorker writer Katherine Boo talks with Madeleine Brand about her new book, "Behind the Beautiful Forevers."

Are your cats making you crazy?

Kathleen McAuliffe joins the show to discuss her forthcoming article, "How your cat is making you crazy," which appears in the March issue of the Atlantic.

"Awesome/Not Awesome" news of the week with Luke Burbank

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.
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