The Madeleine Brand Show for March 21, 2012

Police Surround Toulouse Shooting Suspect

French gunman surrounded by police

A suspect in a string of dramatic shooting incidents in France is surrounded by police in an apartment in the city of Toulouse. Police plan to storm the apartment building if the alleged gunman doesn't surrender.
Men's Central Jail

Troubled section of downtown LA jail may be closed

The most troubled section of Men's Central Jail in downtown LA may be closed as it faces a federal investigation into alleged police brutality.
Mike Daisey
This week, Luke talks about the "This American Life" program and its recent retraction of a piece on the Chinese factories that make Apple products.
CeBIT 2012 Technology Trade Fair
CNET's Stephen Shankland joins the show to tells how robots are gaining a big foothold in the workplace.
The Men Who Stare At Goats - Red Carpet Arrivals:  BFI London Film Festival

Who controls the Internet?

Author Jon Ronson joins the show to talk his latest project, "Escape and Control." It's a web series looking at how ideas spread online.
Children and parents are dwarfed by a wh

Scientists creating new technology from sharks

Juliet Eilperin, author of "Demon Fish," explains the growing scientific fascination in technology derived from sharks.
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