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The Madeleine Brand Show for March 1, 2012




Iranian Nematollah Daneshmand (L), works on his laptop at his office in Qom, south of Tehran.
Iranian Nematollah Daneshmand (L), works on his laptop at his office in Qom, south of Tehran.
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Imagine a day without Internet. In Iran, government restrictions have been making it harder for citizens to go online in the lead up to Friday's national election. Technology journalist Cyrus Farivar will tell us more. What do Dr. Seuss' famous Lorax character and Mazda have in common? Mother Jones' Kate Shepard will tell us how a movie campaign went amiss. And the Sklar brothers are on the show with your weekly sports update.