The Madeleine Brand Show

The Madeleine Brand Show is a daily, two-hour program that looks at news and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by Madeleine Brand

The Madeleine Brand Show for

The Madeleine Brand Show for May 11, 2012

Segments From This Episode

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.

Recent Episodes from The Madeleine Brand Show

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 17, 2012

Army suicides hit a record high in July. A former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army talks about why the suicide rate is increasing now. We also have the second part of our story on the rise of heroin abuse in California. Pussy Riot, the punk rock girl band, has been sentenced to two years in prison for staging a protest in a famous Russian Orthodox Church. And if you're looking for something to do this weekend, Meghan McCarty has you covered with her Weekend Alibi. She'll tell you where to go to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of the first Tarzan story published by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Finally, Madeleine has some news for listeners about some changes to the show.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 16, 2012

Korean pop music, better known to fans as K-POP, is hugely popular throughout Asia, but finding success in the U.S has been much harder. That was before the single "Gangnam Style" from singer PSY hit the web. The Medicare debate heats up Presidential race. Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate has put the Medicare debate front and center. The trial for an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting has been delayed because of his objection to being forcibly shaved. John Moe is back for his update on tech news. The perils of picking the perfect Vice President, in the era of post-Sarah Palin. And the Sklar brothers are back with the latest highlights in sports.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 15, 2012

Every year in Hiroshima, organizers conduct a ceremony that looks back on the end of WWII. Roland Kelts tells us how, even 67 years later, the city is still coping. In choosing congressman Paul Ryan as the GOP Vice President pick, many think that Mitt Romney is on track to lose the Latino vote. All over Los Angeles, high school football players are already struggling with team practices and college recruiters have been playing very close attention, hoping to find the next college superstar. California Watch reports that heroin abuse is on the rise in California. And we'll talk to Luke Burbank, the host of the "Too Beautiful to Live" podcast about banning kids from bars, Insane Clown Posse's fight with the FBI and the Scrabble cheat that was recently uncovered.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 14, 2012

A Martinez sits in for Madeleine today. Students head back to school in Los Angeles, KPCC's education reporter Vanessa Romo gives us an update on Miramonte Elementary, embroiled last year in a sexual abuse scandal. At Miramonte, there's a new principal, and a majority of the former teachers are returning. Then, we look at older students in California, and why 'CA's Master Plan for Education' is no longer the envy of the nation. Plus, it's New Music Tuesday, Ann Powers reviews two young acts re-interpretation of older, classic sounds. And, the deadliest day on K2, "Buried In the Sky" uncovers how two men survived the 'savage mountain.'

Browse the The Madeleine Brand Show Archives

    Enjoy The Frame? Try KPCC’s other programs.