The Madeleine Brand Show for May 1, 2012

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Panel investigating phone hacking scandal finds Murdoch unfit

NPR's Media Correspondent David Folkenflik joins the show with the latest on a British parliamentary panel's findings on News Corp.'s phone-hacking scandal.
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One year later: What's changed since the death of Osama bin Laden?

New America Foundation counterterrorism fellow Brian Fishman joins the show to discuss the one year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Cirque School L.A.

Running away to join Cirque du Soleil

Running away to join the circus has changed a lot over the years. Reporter Jed Kim takes a look at what it takes to become part of the most successful circus troupe in the world, Cirque du Soleil.
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As foie gras ban looms in California, chefs push back

KPCC reporter Sanden Totten joins the show to talk with Madeleine Brand about the battle over foie gras. The fatty delicacy is set to be banned in California in July.
The California Report

Life on the street holds special peril for transgender people

One in five transgender people in the state say they've been homeless at some point in their life, according to a survey by the Transgender Law Center. And when they seek help at shelters, many report being turned away, harassed or worse. The California Report's Krissy Clark reports.

Seth Grahame-Smith's new novel retells Jesus' birth

Seth Grahame-Smith is a best-selling author and screenwriter. In his books, he takes historical figures or works of classic literature and mashes them up with zombies and vampires. Now, he's releasing a a new novel, titled "Unholy Night." It re-imagines the birth of Jesus Christ from the point-of-view of the Three Wise Men ... as an action movie.
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Drew Tewksbury reviews a new album from Nick Waterhouse

Music critic Drew Tewksbury brings back the soul and R&B of yesteryear with a review on Nick Waterhouse's latest album, "Time's All Gone."
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