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The Madeleine Brand Show for May 14, 2012




 U.S. President Barack Obama departs the White House March 9, 2012 in Washington, DC.
U.S. President Barack Obama departs the White House March 9, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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President Obama's recent announcement that he supports same sex marriage has many pundits speculating that he could lose votes in the more socially conservative Latino community. How do representations of gay and lesbian characters in telenovelas and other Spanish language media influence views on homosexuality. Years ago in San Francisco, patients at Laguna Honda Hospital could stay in the hospital for long periods of time without paying large fees. Madeleine speaks to Dr. Victoria Sweet, who spent 20 years there and has written a book about her experience called "God's Hotel." And Emmy award winning comedy writer, Lew Schneider, is back with another revealing story about one of his son's lives.