The Madeleine Brand Show

The Madeleine Brand Show is a daily, two-hour program that looks at news and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by Madeleine Brand

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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.
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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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The Madeleine Brand Show for August 16, 2012

Korean pop music, better known to fans as K-POP, is hugely popular throughout Asia, but finding success in the U.S has been much harder. That was before the single "Gangnam Style" from singer PSY hit the web. The Medicare debate heats up Presidential race. Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate has put the Medicare debate front and center. The trial for an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting has been delayed because of his objection to being forcibly shaved. John Moe is back for his update on tech news. The perils of picking the perfect Vice President, in the era of post-Sarah Palin. And the Sklar brothers are back with the latest highlights in sports.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 15, 2012

Every year in Hiroshima, organizers conduct a ceremony that looks back on the end of WWII. Roland Kelts tells us how, even 67 years later, the city is still coping. In choosing congressman Paul Ryan as the GOP Vice President pick, many think that Mitt Romney is on track to lose the Latino vote. All over Los Angeles, high school football players are already struggling with team practices and college recruiters have been playing very close attention, hoping to find the next college superstar. California Watch reports that heroin abuse is on the rise in California. And we'll talk to Luke Burbank, the host of the "Too Beautiful to Live" podcast about banning kids from bars, Insane Clown Posse's fight with the FBI and the Scrabble cheat that was recently uncovered.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 14, 2012

A Martinez sits in for Madeleine today. Students head back to school in Los Angeles, KPCC's education reporter Vanessa Romo gives us an update on Miramonte Elementary, embroiled last year in a sexual abuse scandal. At Miramonte, there's a new principal, and a majority of the former teachers are returning. Then, we look at older students in California, and why 'CA's Master Plan for Education' is no longer the envy of the nation. Plus, it's New Music Tuesday, Ann Powers reviews two young acts re-interpretation of older, classic sounds. And, the deadliest day on K2, "Buried In the Sky" uncovers how two men survived the 'savage mountain.'

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