The Madeleine Brand Show for February 21, 2012

'The Real Romney' examines GOP candidate's past

Based on more than five years of reporting and hundreds of interviews, the book examines Romney's personal and public life.

Actor James Cromwell talks about his career

Madeleine Brand talks with well-known character actor James Cromwell about his career and his life off screen. His latest role is in "The Artist," which is nominated for 10 Academy Awards.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence and Tom Sherak

Slate editor Dan Kois talks about fixing the Oscars

Slate Magazine has been asking readers to submit ideas for fixing the Academy Awards. Editor Dan Kois at joins the show to talk about ways that the Academy Awards could improve.

Casino mogul Steve Wynn's latest battle

Host Madeleine Brand talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Kate O’Keeffe about casino magnate Steve Wynn's high-stakes battle with a Japanese investor who helped bankroll Wynn’s company.

Ann Powers shares new releases from Sleigh Bells and Sinéad O'Connor

Music critic Ann Powers joins the show to discuss two new, moving, rock releases.
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