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The Madeleine Brand Show for May 1, 2012




Rupert Murdoch at the National Summit On Education Reform on Oct. 14, 2011 in San Francisco, California.
Rupert Murdoch at the National Summit On Education Reform on Oct. 14, 2011 in San Francisco, California.
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A parliamentary panel calls Rupert Murdoch unfit to run a major international company. We get the latest from NPR's David Folkenflik. It's been a year since the death of Osama bin Laden — how has al-Qaeda and the terrorism threat changed in that time? Brian Fishman, a Counterterrorism Research Fellow with the New America Foundation, joins the show to discuss. Plus, we bring you another installment in our Dream Jobs series. What does it take to become a circus performer? And the screenwriter behind Johnny Depp's upcoming film "Dark Shadows" joins the show — we talk to Seth Grahame-Smith about his newest book, "Unholy Night."