The Madeleine Brand Show for April 18, 2012

The USS Iowa's final days at Terminal 3 in Richmond, Ca,

USS Iowa gets resurrected as a museum in San Pedro

In late May, the decommissioned USS Iowa battleship departs to Berth 87 in San Pedro, Calif. where it will live out its final incarnation as an interactive museum.

New photos show soldiers with dead Afghans

The Los Angeles Times published photos of soldiers posing with dead Afghan insurgents and blown up body parts. The solider behind the photos wanted to call attention to a breakdown in leadership and discipline. David Zucchino from the L.A. Times talks with Madeleine about the photos.
Mercer 6066

How will recent photos impact Afghan-US relations?

Brian Fishman of New America discusses what could happen to U.S.-Afghan relations after a series of incidents between soldiers and residents in Afghanistan.

Memorial to be held for USC students killed last week

KPCC's Erika Aguilar gauges the mood at USC as students react to the shooting deaths of two Chinese graduate students.
How to Sharpen Pencils by David Rees

New book by David Rees details the art of pencil sharpening

Former political cartoonist and current artisanal pencil sharpener David Rees joins the show talk about his new book, "How to Sharpen Pencils."
The California Report

Seismic researchers study building performance

The California Report's Erik Anderson explains how scientists in San Diego are launching simulated earthquakes to study building performance.
2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Day 3

Luke Burbank looks at the week's awesome and not awesome news

Luke Burbank, host of the podcast "Too Beautiful to Live," brings us his weekly wrap-up of the week’s awesome and not awesome news.
Find an archived Episode: