The Madeleine Brand Show for April 25, 2012

Mercer 19380

Murdoch faces judicial panel over phone hacking scandal

Rupert Murdoch faced a judicial panel today to answer questions about his cozy relationship with high-level British politicians, including many prime ministers going back to Margaret Thatcher.
First Position

New documentary looks at the competitive world of youth ballet

This week in New York City, hundreds of young ballet dancers are taking the stage at the Youth American Grand Prix — one of the world's most elite dance competitions. Director Bess Kargman talks with Madeleine Brand about the competitive world of youth ballet and her new dance documentary "First Position."

'Latino' or 'Hispanic': what's in a name?

Jill Replogle of The Fronteras Desk weighs in on choosing the correct term to describe the fastest growing minority group in the country.
Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich expected to drop out of GOP race

Newt Gingrich is expected to drop out of the GOP primary next Tuesday. Sources have told the Associated Press, Washington Post and NPR that Gingrich will suspend his campaign. The Atlantic's Molly Ball discusses what could be in Gingrich's future.

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 — including Soda thieves and wealthy New York brawlers.
Find an archived Episode: