The Madeleine Brand Show for May 23, 2012

New book chronicles the journey of Anne Frank's family

The new book "Anne Frank's Family: The Extraordinary Story of Where She Came From," sheds new information on the life on Anne Frank. Madeleine Brand talks to Frank's closest living relative Buddy Elias.
Glendale Considers Ban On Plastic Bags

LA City Council to vote on plastic bag ban

The Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote today on whether to ban plastic bags at grocery stores. Large stores would phase out the bags in the next 6 months, and small stores would have one year. Stores could charge 10 cents for paper bags if the plan is initiated.
A sign announcing Facebook IPO is flashe

Facebook's IPO: What went wrong?

Producer Steve Proffitt joins Madeleine Brand to discuss Facebook's IPO.
Los Angeles Kings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Five

LA Kings headed to Stanley Cup Finals

Four wins away. The LA Kings are headed to the Stanley Cup Finals, attempting to capture their first ever NHL championship. Last night, fans greeted the Kings at LAX airport as they returned from their victory over the Phoenix Coyotes, and Tim Lovestedt — TV writer and Kings fan since 1985 — was part of the crowd of 4,000.
Los Angeles School Tries To Fight Campus Violence

LAUSD sending too many kids to court?

A growing wave of juvenile justice experts say school districts send too many students to court for minor offenses. Usually those kids are African-American or Latino.
Murs at LACMA

Murs curates new LACMA series 'Through The Mic'

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is going hip-hop. Yes, hip-hop. LACMA says the music genre is its own artform, and wants to showcase LA talent in a new concert series.

Luke Burbank looks at the week's awesome and not awesome news

Luke Burbank, host of the podcast "Too Beautiful to Live," brings us his weekly wrap-up of the week’s awesome and not awesome news. Luke tackles lies about literary prowess, unorthodox attempts at getting a date and Olympic virgins.
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