The Madeleine Brand Show for February 16, 2012

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SF audit finds most home foreclosures completed illegally

It is based on a study by an outside firm of nearly 400 of the 2,400 foreclosure sales in the city between January 2009 and October 2011.
David Castro

Fresh blood needed in LA aerospace manufacturing

Aerospace engineers say there are manufacturing jobs in Southern California, but finding skilled employees is hard work.
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The latest news from Facebook and Apple with John Moe

Marketplace Tech Report's John Moe joins the show with his weekly technology update.
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California's drug monitoring program facing budget cuts

To root out pill-shopping patients and unscrupulous doctors, dozens of states, including California, electronically track the prescriptions for powerful narcotics like Vicodin and OxyContin. Now, California's unrelenting budget cuts are threatening to close the system down.

LA expands a promising, but expensive, alcohol abuse treatment

Alcohol abuse costs L.A. County more than $10 billion every year. A large part of that money goes for treatment for alcoholics. Many end up in a familiar circle of rehab, treatment and relapse. But a new drug program is looking to stop that cycle with a shot.
Hayao Miyazaki

Pacific Rim Diaries: Miyazaki's latest, "The Secret World of Arrietty"

Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki has taken audiences into fantastical worlds with films like "Princess Mononoke." Now his Studio Ghibli returns with a Disney-backed film, "The Secret World of Arrietty."

Randy and Jason Sklar with their weekly look at sports

The Sklars, Randy and Jason, join us for their weekly look at the world of sports.

Iran? Iraq? A father and daughter chime in

A video from two Madeleine Brand Show listeners, responding to Wednesday's segment about the correct pronunciation for "Iran."
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