The Madeleine Brand Show for April 10, 2012

Dodger fans
It's opening day for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and a new day in terms of the team's ownership and future. A group of investors, including former Lakers' star Earvin "Magic" Johnson, recently agreed to pay more than $2 billion for the team. But how will they afford it? New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin talks with Madeleine about the deal.

Can downtown L.A. handle Farmers Field?

Last week, the Anschutz Entertainment Group released a 10,000 page environmental impact report on Farmers' Field. Last night, Angelenos got to air their concerns at an informational event hosted by AEG and the city.
In the five years since housing prices began to collapse, almost 4 million homes have been lost to foreclosure. Behind that enormous statistic are millions of personal tragedies.
Protestors march near Miramonte Elementa

Changing the process to fire teachers for cause

California has some of the most detailed laws in the nation laying out how and when public school teachers can be fired. Tomorrow in Sacramento, a state Senate committee will look at two competing bills that would rewrite those laws. The California Report's Krissy Clark investigates.
Anne Lamott joins the show to talk about "Some Assembly Required," a new memoir that reveals her struggles of being a grandparent for the first time.
Bill Clinton Campaigns For Alternate Fuels With Proposition 87

New Music Tuesday: Bonnie Raitt and Alabama Shakes

Music critic Ann Powers joins the show to review new albums from Alabama Shakes and Bonnie Raitt.
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