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The Madeleine Brand Show for May 24, 2012




Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in October, 1935, in the San Francisco Bay. Construction began on January 5,1933 and was inaugurated May 27, 1937 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt — who pushed a button in Washington, DC, to signal the official start of vehicle traffic over the Bridge.
Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in October, 1935, in the San Francisco Bay. Construction began on January 5,1933 and was inaugurated May 27, 1937 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt — who pushed a button in Washington, DC, to signal the official start of vehicle traffic over the Bridge.
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This Sunday, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge turns 75. Madeleine talks to 90 year old Mack Collings, who was there to see its opening. In the wake of the presidential elections in Egypt, the country's Coptic Christians are concerned about religious intolerance and discrimination. And, California horse racing is having a successful year, the 3-year-old colt I'll Have Another could be the first horse since 1978 to grab the Triple Crown. But his Santa Monica based trainer is facing scrutiny for allegedly giving his horses performance enhancing drugs. And we get the latest tech news from John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, and talk sports with Randy and Jason Sklar, hosts of the Sklarbro Country podcast.