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 19, 2012

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India Puts Military Hardware On Show In Republic Day Parade

India tests new long-range missiles

India successfully launched a missile that can travel more than 3000 miles with a nuclear weapon, and is capable of reaching Beijing and Shanghai. Shashank Joshi discusses whether a new cold war could be brewing in the region.
Rebekah Brooks Resigns As Chief Executive Of News International

Could the News Corp scandal come to the US?

It started in Great Britain, where Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid was brought down by accusations of phone hacking and police bribery. But the British lawyer behind several cases against News Corp. is now coming to the U.S.

Lap Band surgeries grow in popularity and danger

Lap Band clinics continue to operate in California under relaxed systems that have allegedly caused deaths. Betty Brown recalls her deceased sister's experience with the surgery.
Newt Gingrich Campaigns In Delaware

What happens if a failed political candidate owes money?

If running for office wasn't hard enough, imagine trying to raise money to pay the bills after you've lost. Bloomberg Businessweek's Julie Bykowicz talks with Madeleine about what happens in the world of unpaid campaign debt.
Sen. Schumer Speaks To The Media On Super PACs

Zombie PACs could impact upcoming elections

What happens to "super PACs" after their candidate has dropped out of the race? They become zombie PACs. They won't eat your brains, but they still could impact elections in the coming months. Madeleine talks with Pro Publica's Kim Barker about what they can do.
Kosuke Kitajima (R) of Japan leads other

John Moe joins the show for his weekly look at technology news

John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, joins Madeleine for a weekly update on the world of technology.
Vancouver Canucks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Three

Randy and Jason Sklar cover the week's highlights in sports

The Sklar Brothers, Randy and Jason, join Madeleine to discuss the Kings' and Dodgers' recent hot streaks, and the oldest pitcher to ever win a baseball game.

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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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