The Madeleine Brand Show for April 27, 2012

A jobs sign hangs above the entrance to

Sifting through recent economic slow-down data

Heidi Moore of Marketplace joins the show to discuss the latest economic news.
Lehman Brothers
L.A. Times reporter Walter Hamilton discusses Lehman Brothers' rewarding of $700 million to its highest paid employees shortly before the company went bankrupt in 2008.
Los Angeles Police Department spokesman

Chinese websites vilify USC shooting victims

Mei Fong, lecturer at USC's Annenberg School, joins the show to discuss the negative reaction in China to the recent shooting deaths of two Chinese graduate students.
California Governor Brown Speaks At Boeing Facility During Debut Of New 787 Dreamliner
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam offer up some delectable discussion topics for your next dinner party.

New 'trans-lit' novel spans time and space

Novelist Hari Kunzru joins the show to talk about his new book "Gods WIthout Men" and his fascination with California’s desert areas.
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Meghan McCarty brings you the Weekend Alibi, a roundup of the best weekend entertainments around L.A.
KPCC's Steve Proffitt provides an update on the nuclear energy industry, looking at both the California plants of San Onofre and Diablo Canyon.
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