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The Madeleine Brand Show for April 20, 2012




A Los Angeles police officer stands guard outside Parker Center (L), headquarters for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on October 8, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
A Los Angeles police officer stands guard outside Parker Center (L), headquarters for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on October 8, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
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Ever stop to really think about how electricity is delivered? Author Maggie Koerth-Baker joins the show to tell us why she thinks we need a new approach. Her new book is called, "Before the Lights Go Out." Plus, 86-year-old playwright Frank Gilroy has found unexpected success in the digital world. He talks with Madeleine Brand about his new memoir published as a Kindle Single. And Meghan McCarty has tips for your weekend in her weekly events segment, "Weekend Alibi."