The Madeleine Brand Show for April 9, 2012

Los Angeles City Hall

Chief budget officer urges cuts to city spending

City official Miguel Santana urges for significant changes to public spending including tax increases and layoffs for city employees.

Memorial held for Pasadena teen

The memorial of Kendrec McDade, the 19 year old who was shot to death by Pasadena police last month, drew hundreds this weekend.
Archer Joe Fanchin
In our Dream Job series, we step inside the shoes of an Olympic archer.
Hunger Games

Archery's moment in the spotlight

Archery buff Jim MacQuarrie joins the show to discuss how recent movies have fared in portraying archery and where the sudden spike in interest stems from.
UC Irvine molecular biologist Bruce Blumberg claims that certain chemicals cause cells to produce fat.

What's next for Pakistan?

Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid joins the show to talk about his latest book, "Pakistan on the Brink."
Peter Douglas fought for decades to preserve the California coast. He died last week at the age of 69. David Helvarg, the founder of the Blue Frontier Campaign, joins the show to remember his life.
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