The Madeleine Brand Show for March 23, 2012

Dinner Party Download: Amazon street view, Brando, the Internet

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Americans would give up a surprising number of things in exchange for access to the internet finds Boston Consulting Group.

Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam, hosts of The Dinner Party, join Madeleine for their weekly booster shot of cultural news.

Google took a team deep into the Amazon to add the rain forest to its long list of places with a "street view." But how do we know that what we're seeing on our home computers is really the Amazon?

We're coming up on the anniversary of when Marlon Brando declined his Oscar for Best Actor in "The Godfather." At the ceremony, a now infamous woman named Sasheen Littlefeather made a speech on his behalf explaining why Brando refused to be there. The duo delves into why both boos and cheers ensued.

Plus, proof that Americans are CRAZY about the Internet.

The Dinner Party airs on Sundays on KPCC at 3 p.m.


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