The Madeleine Brand Show for May 4, 2012

Unemployed workers search for jobs

Another disappointing jobs report for April

Heidi Moore of Marketplace evaluates another sub-par jobs report issued by the U.S. Department of Labor for the month of April.
Chinese Dissident Received In Beijing U.S. Embassy

Chinese dissident may be allowed to visit US

What role does Twitter play in foreign policy? The New America Foundation's Emily Parker joins the show to discuss how Twitter may have changed the course of events for the blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng.
Preview Of A Signed Copy Of Mein Kampf To Auction

Controversy arises over re-publishing 'Mein Kampf'

Michael Sontheimer of Der Spiegel discusses the objections raised to the announcement that the German state of Bavaria will re-publish Hitler's controversial text "Mein Kampf."
Carol Partiguian

Nevada's justice system and its many language needs

The climbing number of non-English speakers in Nevada is challenging the state’s cash-strapped court system.

Weekend Alibi: from Mexican wrestling to horse betting to 80s ponies

This weekend is full of extraordinary events, including an exhibit featuring dazzlingly painted My Little Ponies, Mexican wrestling and margaritas, and dressing up for the Kentucky Derby and placing bets -- all brought to you by your Weekend Alibi.
84th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

List: Must-see summer movies

Summer movie season starts today. Dana Stevens of Slate joins the show to preview the season's must-see films.
Britain Marvel Avengers Assemble Premiere

Big budget films debut overseas

John Horn of the L.A. Times discusses how Hollywood has embraced debuting big budget movies in foreign markets before opening stateside.
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