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The Madeleine Brand Show for June 1, 2012




Breast cancer survivors stand to form the shape of a pink ribbon at a Susan G. Komen Foundation charity race
Breast cancer survivors stand to form the shape of a pink ribbon at a Susan G. Komen Foundation charity race
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On Tuesday, Californians head to the polls to vote for their next congressman, senator, judge, and much more. It will be the first test of California's new open primary system. Samantha King, author of "Pink Ribbons, Inc.," joins the show to discuss how breast cancer awareness has become a multi-million dollar industry. Steve Proffitt breaks down the recent jobs report and we look at how it will affect Obama's reelection campaign. Also, reports have confirmed that the Stuxnet computer virus that attacked Iran's main nuclear facilities came from the United States. And Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam, hosts of KPCC's Dinner Party, share their weekly conversation starters. And KPCC's Meghan McCarty has your weekend plans all set with Weekend Alibi.