The Madeleine Brand Show for March 12, 2012

US sergeant on patrol in Afghanistan

American soldier held for Afghan killings

Michael Hirsh of the National Journal joins the show to discuss the most recent killing rampage in Afghanistan and the ramifications for US withdrawal.
Soldiers From Joint Base Lewis-McChord Return Home From Iraq, As US Pullout Continues

McChord Lewis Base under fire after recent killings

Jorge Gonzalez, director of the veteran support organization Coffee Strong, joins the show to discuss the recent Afghan killings and how they reflect on the Lewis McChord base in Washington.
"A Conversation with Seth MacFarlane" Panel - 2012 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

Tech startups flock to SXSW to debut new products

Indie bands aren't the only ones descending on Austin, Texas for South by Southwest. The mega-festival also draws technology start ups and commercial giants.
Big Ten Basketball Tournament - Ohio State v Michigan State

How to pick NCAA March Madness winners like a pro

NPR sports analyst Mike Pesca offers some tips for the difficult task of filling out March Madness brackets for this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black's hilarious new memoir

Comedian Michael Ian Black joins the show to discuss his new book about the miseries of raising children and how the band Creed changed his life.
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