The Madeleine Brand Show for May 10, 2012

Yesterday, President Obama announced his support for gay marriage in a sedate, one-on-one, midday interview with ABC News. American University historian Alan Lichtman talks with Madeleine about the historical impact of his announcement.
Gay Pride Parade
Will President Obama's pro-gay marriage stance affect his re-election campaign? In terms of fundraising, it could be a huge boon. Viveca Novak discusses the potential impact of Obama's announcement.
Rafe Needleman, editor-at-large at CNET, joins Madeleine for an update on the world of technology.

Visiting the first Spacecraft Technology Expo

When there's a group of space enthusiasts at a convention center, they're usually focused on Star Trek or X-Files. But this week, the Los Angeles Convention Center hosted a different crowd of starry-eyed dreamers — space entrepreneurs — for the first-ever Spacecraft Technology Expo.
Portrait of graphic novelist Alison Bechdel
The graphic novelist Alison Bechdel uses simple, clean drawings to tell difficult and often messy stories.
Olympics Day 7 - Swimming
The Sklar Brothers, Randy and Jason, join Madeleine to discuss the latest highlights in sports. The Lakers and Clippers both slip in the playoffs, Josh Hamilton has a night to remember, and Michael Phelps announces his future retirement.
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