The Madeleine Brand Show for April 20, 2012

Sheriff Lee Baca and Men's Central
Robert Faturechi of the L.A. Times joins the show to discuss the secret group within an elite gang unit that apparently rewarded its members for shooting suspects.
Mercer 9612
Americans owe almost $1 trillion in student loans. Now many could face higher payments. Christine Lindstrom of the Public Interest Research Group joins the show to discuss the problem.

New book urges rethink of energy distribution

Maggie Koerth-Baker of the blog discusses her new book on how to confront the mounting energy crisis.
63rd Annual Writers Guild Awards - Arrivals
Decades after Frank Gilroy's last big hit, the award-winning play "The Subject was Roses," he's revisiting the subject with a new memoir that he's published as Kindle Single.
Erica Wu practices table tennis with an opponent

SoCal's 15-year-old ping pong master

An Arcadia teenager is striving for Olympic greatness in the sport of table tennis.
Peanutter, a Lilac Tourtie European Burm

Weekend Alibi: Fun with time and space

Meghan McCarty is back with your Weekend Alibi. This weekend, watch a fabulous pet show, shooting stars, or travel back in time with a new exhibit in Echo Park.
Two bicycles
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam offer up some delectable discussion topics for your next dinner party.
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