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 April 4, 2012

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After Romney's wins, GOP looks toward VP candidates

Mitt Romney is three steps closer to the Republican presidential nomination after wins in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin. Mark McKinnon, former advisor to George W. Bush, talks with host David Wright about who might be his VP pick.
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Yahoo's new CEO slashes jobs

The private sector is gaining jobs, but web company Yahoo announced today it's cutting 2,000 employees. Tech reporter Kara Swisher joins the show with more.
Commuters Take To The Road And Rail In The Annual Christmas Getaway

Allegiant Air begins charging passengers for carry-on bags

Low-cost airline Allegiant Air is starting to charge passengers for bringing carry-on bags on board. The Cranky Flier's Brett Snyder talks with host David Wright about whether or not this will become a trend in the industry.
Supreme Court Considers Constitutionality Of Health Care Law

Green Party says no to Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act is staunchly opposed by a number of groups on the political right: Republicans, Libertarians, Tea Partiers. But there's opposition on the Left, too. The California Report's Sarah Varney reports.
Chinese Year Of the Rooster Approaches

Luke Burbank looks at the week's Awesome and Not Awesome news

Luke Burbank joins the show to talk about dyeing baby chicks neon green and an 18-tequila-shot drinking contest.
Sheriff Lee Baca and Men's Central

LA County Sheriff Lee Baca: An intellectual under fire

Maybe the most powerful elected official in SoCal, Baca remembers his childhood and discusses his work as others reflect on the highly scrutinized intellectual's continuing legacy.
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Will the release of Titanic 3D mean more 3D remakes?

Cameron set a trend for studios to stake their future on big-budget blockbuster hits after Titanic's success, will Titanic 3D mean a new wave of 3D remakes?
Birdseye View Pub. Co.'s birdseye map of Los Angeles, California in 1909.

Celebrating L.A's birthday with a new anthem

This week marks the 152nd anniversary of the founding of Los Angeles. One woman writes a new song to honor it. KPCC's Steven Cuevas reports.

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The Madeleine Brand Show for August 17, 2012

Army suicides hit a record high in July. A former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army talks about why the suicide rate is increasing now. We also have the second part of our story on the rise of heroin abuse in California. Pussy Riot, the punk rock girl band, has been sentenced to two years in prison for staging a protest in a famous Russian Orthodox Church. And if you're looking for something to do this weekend, Meghan McCarty has you covered with her Weekend Alibi. She'll tell you where to go to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of the first Tarzan story published by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Finally, Madeleine has some news for listeners about some changes to the show.

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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