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

Gordon Henderson ponders the use of the near-extinct phone book

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People look at a pile of phone books in the back of a pickup truck during a press conference at San Francisco City Hall. San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu plans to introduce proposed legislation that would ban Yellow Pages phone books from being dropped off on the doorsteps of consumer's homes and offices. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Gordon Henderson, sound engineer for "The Madeleine Brand Show," talks with Madeleine about the endangered phone book. He doesn't think they have any use, but some people are proving him wrong.

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