The Madeleine Brand Show for May 17, 2012

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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