The Madeleine Brand Show for March 15, 2012

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LA Fashion Week's relevance

Where New York has the runway to influence fashion tastemakers, Hollywood has the red carpet to influence everyone else.
Syrians rally in front of the Russian Em

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's personal emails revealed

Thousands of emails - reportedly from the personal account of leader Bashar Al Assad - have been leaked to London-based newspaper The Guardian. Madeleine Brand talks to Tony Koran, senior editor at TIME magazine, about what the emails reveal.
Republican presidential candidates Ron P

The math behind the GOP race

Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics says a lot of the day-to-day GOP election news is just noise. He believes that five demographics — Latinos, Blacks, college students, evangelicals, and Mormons — are the key to predicting which candidate will pull in the most votes in an area, and he has a mathematical model to prove it.
Berkeley Patient Group

Pot club landlords are facing heat from feds

Since last fall hundreds of medical marijuana operators have gone out of business amid a statewide crackdown by federal prosecutors. In many cases the feds have not gone after the operators themselves, but property owners leasing space to them.
Colin Angle, American robot venture "iRo

John Moe's weekly tech update

John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, joins the show to talk about the latest news in the technology world.
Texas Rangers v Tampa Bay Rays - Game 3

Randy and Jason Sklar join the show with their weekly look at sports

The Sklars, Randy and Jason, join Madeleine for their weekly look at the world of sports.
Japan 5

Roland Kelts explores Japan's rebuilding and recovery efforts

Writer Roland Kelts spends most of his time in Japan, and he's been observing the changes since the tsunami. Kelts gives us an update on the recovery efforts.
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