The Madeleine Brand Show for June 6, 2012

The 12th Annual L.A. Times Festival Of Books - Day 1

Author Ray Bradbury leaves a literary legacy in his wake

Sci-Fi author Ray Bradbury has died. The author of "Fahrenheit 451," "The Martian Chronicles" and "Dandelion Wine" passed away at the age of 91.

Election results with Jack Pitney

We break down Tuesday's election results and look at the effect of money in the races with Jack Pitney. Pitney is a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College.
E3 Expo

E3 underway in LA amid turbulent times in the video game industry

The giant annual video game conference, E3 or Electronic Entertainment Expo, is underway at the Los Angeles Convention Center. KPCC's Sanden Totten brings us more about E3 and the gaming business.
Coachella Trash Series Part 3

Starting in 2013, mega-landfill in the desert will welcome trash by rail

L.A.’s main landfill is just about full, so the plan is--starting next year--our trash will be sent to a massive facility in the desert 230 miles away, by train. Is this an innovative way to handle waste or a wasteful use of tax dollars?
Mercer 2631

A UCLA study investigates if medical marijuana dispensaries impact crime

It's an oft-repeated assumption, marijuana dispensaries are a magnet for crime. Now, a new study out of UCLA has some surprising conclusions. The study's authors say their research may debunk a 2009 report by the California Police Chiefs Association that said marijuana dispensaries "have been tied to organized criminal gangs, foster large [marijuana growth] operations, and are often multi-million-dollar profit centers."
Stanley Cup Finals Devils Kings Hockey

Can the LA Kings turn tinseltown into Hockeytown?

Game Four of the NHL Finals between the LA Kings and New Jersey Devils is tonight at Staples Center. The Kings lead the series 3-to-0, and need just one more victory to bring home the Stanley Cup. Could a Kings title mean Angelenos will swap sandy beaches and Laker car flags for ice rinks and skates? KPCC's Corey Moore finds out.
Stanley Cup Finals Devils Kings Hockey

LA Kings wins means a mad dash for hockey merchandise

Excitement about the Kings is good for business, too. Buzzer Beater Sports, a sports merchandise store in Hermosa Beach, has seen their sales of Kings apparel increase by more than 10 times the usual amount, pretty much selling Kings jerseys, hats and shirts exclusively since their playoff run.
Photo Gallery Britain Queens Jubilee

Luke Burbank on 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.
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