The Madeleine Brand Show for May 11, 2012

James Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase announces loss of $2 billion

Heidi Moore of Marketplace explains the JPMorgan Chase announcement that it has lost $2 billion through a trade deal from its London offices.

Why the average Joe has no chance at Facebook's IPO

With Facebook's IPO scheduled for next week, Steve Proffitt breaks down why the average Joe shouldn't worry too much about acquiring shares.
100 Days To Go To The Opening Of The London 2012 Olympics

Does hosting the Olympic Games make economic sense?

Tony Travers of the London School of Economics joins the show to discuss the financial health of the forthcoming London Olympics.
California Governor

State braces for May budget revision

The practice of patching the state budget deficit with less-than-realistic projections of revenue has become a bad habit in Sacramento.
Capistrano Swallows

Luring the swallows back to San Juan Capistrano

KPCC's Josie Huang reports on how the San Juan Capistrano Mission is teaming up with scientists to lure back the iconic cliff swallows.
TSA Introduces Pre-Screening Pilot Program For Some Passenger Groups

FBI's 'No Fly List' taken to court

Hina Shansi, Director of the ACLU's National Security Project, joins the show to discuss the ACLU's case against the FBI's "No Fly List."
Bell Gardens Prom

The modern drama of snagging a prom date

Many girls and boys today expect their significant others, suitors, or crushes to stage an elaborate asking, an event unto itself that will become prom lore. And central to the meaning of such events is the presence and participation of an audience.
Mercer 249

Weekend Alibi: Americana slideshows, vegan beer and Yellow Submarine

This weekend Charles Phoenix performs his one man slide show spectacular at MOCA, the Roxy hosts a Vegan Beer and Food Festival, and a remastered version of Yellow Submarine plays in Santa Monica.
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