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The Madeleine Brand Show for April 19, 2012




News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch (C) looks down as he leaves the One Aldwych Hotel surrounded by his personal security team on in London, England.
News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch (C) looks down as he leaves the One Aldwych Hotel surrounded by his personal security team on in London, England.
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The phone-hacking scandal that has rocked the News Corp. media empire could be coming to America. Now that Rick Santorum has dropped out of the Republican presidential race, what happens to the super PAC that backed him? Kim Barker from ProPublica joins the show to discuss how super PACs can proceed once candidates have backed out of the race. KPCC’s Stephanie O’Neil reports on the way that California regulates Lap Band surgery centers. And sports news for people who aren't fans, Randy and Jason Sklar get you up-to-date on the week in sports.