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The Madeleine Brand Show for May 17, 2012

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Roger Clemens Obstruction-Perjury Trial Begins In Washington

Jury taking a hands-on approach in Clemens retrial

Former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens is facing the fifth week of his perjury retrial in Washington, D.C. Deciding his fate are 12 jurors that are taking a rare role in a trial. Instead of sitting idly on the sidelines, they're being allowed to pose their own questions to the witnesses.
Activists Demonstrate Against Arizona's New Immigration Law
The Census reports that for the first time, white births were outnumbered by minority births. This has been true in California for decades. What can the nation learn from California's diverse demographic?
Immigrant Mother Of American Children Faces Deportation

If minorities becomes the majority, are they still called 'minorities'?

For the first time, white births were lower than births of minorities. Deborah Tannen, Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University, joins to show to discuss the rationale behind terms like minorities.
MacBook Pro, iPhone & iPad

CNET's Dan Ackerman joins the show to discuss the latest in the tech world

CNET's Dan Ackerman joins the show to talk about tech news and more in our weekly technology update. This week marks the release of widely-anticipated video games Diablo 3 and Max Payne 3, and new releases by Google and Apple.

Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco, dies at age 63

Five-time Grammy award-winning singer Donna Summer has died, her family said on Thursday. She was 63.
7th Annual Roots Jam Session Hosted By Jimmy Fallon - Red Carpet

Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, dies at the age of 75

Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, died yesterday at the age of 75. His music was distinctly from Washington D.C., and when Madeleine worked at NPR in Washington, she profiled him for NPR's Morning Edition on June 29, 2001.
File picture dated May 17, 2008, of Aval

Engineer Gordon Henderson recalls his vacation in paradise

"The Madeleine Brand Show" engineer Gordon Henderson talks with Madeleine about his trip to lovely Catalina Island. However, beneath Catalina's sandy beaches and cool climate lies a fear that no person should have to deal with.
Los Angeles Lakers v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Two

Randy and Jason Sklar join the show to cover this week's highlights in sports

Randy and Jason Sklar, twin brothers and hosts of the podcast "Sklarbro Country" and History Channel's "United Stats of America," join the show to check up on the three Los Angeles teams in the playoffs.

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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.'

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