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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
The Madeleine Brand Show, exclusively on 89.3 KPCC, 89.1 KUOR and 90.3 KVLA, captures the spirit of the West in a conversational, informal, witty style and examines the cultural issues people are buzzing about. Hosted by Madeleine Brand, and produced by Kristen Muller, Steve Proffitt and Sanden Totten, the show includes regular segments like Weird L.A. - highlighting a person, place or thing that you've never heard about, but probably should; Parenting on the Edge - a weekly discussion on the challenges and pitfalls of raising kids; as well as regular contributors like Luke Burbank, Rico Gagliano, Brendan Newnam and John Moe to help dissect culture, technology and business news.