The Madeleine Brand Show

The Madeleine Brand Show is a daily, two-hour program that looks at news and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by Madeleine Brand

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The Madeleine Brand Show for May 24, 2012

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Picture dated October 1935 of the Golden

Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 without even thinking about retirement

This weekend, the Golden Gate Bridge turns 75. Mack Collings was 16 years old when the suspension bridge completed construction in 1937. He's 90 years old now, but he still remembers performing in a marching band to celebrate the opening of the bridge.

Egypt faces religious turmoil in wake of presidential elections

In the wake of the presidential elections in Egypt, the country's Coptic Christians are concerned about religious intolerance and discrimination. Egyptian Coptics have long complained of mistreatment under former president Hosni Mubarak, but now fear it may get worse if an Islamist becomes the political leader of the country.
Brian Banks
Brian Banks, a former star high school football player from Long Beach who spent six years in prison for rape charges, was exonerated by Judge Mark C. Kim today.
138th Kentucky Derby

Trainer behind horse I'll Have Another faces 'milkshaking' charges

The 3-year-old colt I'll Have Another, trained by Santa Monica-based trainer Doug O'Neill, won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. But as O'Neill prepares the horse to race in the Belmont Stakes, he's dealing with a battle on another front — accusations that he used performance enhancing drugs on another race horse back in 2010.
SpaceX Rocket To Become The First Non-Governmental Vehicle To Reach Int'l Space Station

Space X capsule reaches the International Space Station

The private space tech company Space X is busy performing a series of tests on it's Dragon capsule. That orbiter was launched into space earlier this week and reached the International Space Station this morning. Here with more is KPCC's Sanden Totten.

John Moe joins the show for his weekly look at technology news

John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, joins Madeleine for a weekly update on the world of technology.
Los Angeles Kings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Five

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 talk about the latest in sports.

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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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