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The Madeleine Brand Show for March 19, 2012




A technician from the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) prepares to unload a Tsunami Buoy, a device to detect early tsunami warnings.
A technician from the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) prepares to unload a Tsunami Buoy, a device to detect early tsunami warnings.
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New details are emerging about Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who is accused of massacring 16 people in Afghanistan. Eugene Fidell, who teaches military justice at Yale Law School, joins the show to explain what's ahead as the case makes its way to trial. Plus Apple announces it will begin paying dividends to shareholders and buying back $10 billion in shares. Does this signal a culture change in this secretive company? And White House cuts could mean trouble for the early warning tsunami detection system in California. KPCC's Sanden Totten has the details. Plus, the latest on Trayvon Martin, the African American teenager who was shot and killed last month while walking home from a 7-11 store in Sanford Florida.