The Madeleine Brand Show for May 29, 2012

UN-Arab League envoy for Syria Kofi Anna

Has Syria become President Obama's Bosnia?

Over the weekend, more than 100 civilians were massacred in Syria. Andrew Tabler, senior fellow at The Washington Institute, joins the show to explain more about the events over the weekend and the international reaction.
Sneezing monkey
Recently the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University published a list of new species that had been discovered this year.
Next Tuesday, Californians will vote on Proposition 29, which would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes from 87 cents to $1.87.
"The Newlyweds" by Nell Freudenberger
Writer Nell Freudenberger is one of the literary world's young superstars.
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'Flame' virus strikes computers in Middle East

Move over Stuxnet. There's a new super virus spreading through computers in the Middle East. It's been dubbed "Flame" and it steals private information.
BIG EASY EXPRESS Performance - 2012 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival
This week music critic Drew Tewksbury reviews the Christian revivalist sounds of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Their new album is called 'Here', which follows on the heels of their wildly successful, self-titled, 2009 album.
Office Kitchen

Making the most of office eating

Mark Garrison and Dan Pashman, of the podcast The Sporkful, have tips on how to make your office kitchen more appealing.
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