The Madeleine Brand Show for June 8, 2012

President Obama Speaks On The Economy In The White House Briefing Room

How will Obama's speech to Congress affect his campaign?

President Obama delivered a speech about the economy and encouraged Congress to pass his "paid-for ideas" on job creation.
144th Belmont Stakes - Preview

I'll Have Another scratched from Belmont

Triple Crown contender I'll Have Another has just been scratched for this weekend's Belmont Stakes. We talk to Brad Free of The Daily Racing Forum.
Still from Ridley Scott's film "Prometheus."

The science of 'Prometheus': does it hold up?

Science writer Casey Rentz joins the show to examine the scientific credibility of Ridley Scott's new feature film, Prometheus.
Drive-in Movie Theater

Dinner Party Download: Weather art, drive-ins and alien invasions

Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam offer up some delectable discussion topics for your next dinner party.
NASA Director Charles Bolden tours JPL in Pasadena

Weekend Alibi: JPL open house, classic cocktails and James Bond

Meghan McCarty brings you the Weekend Alibi, a roundup of the best weekend entertainments around L.A. including JPL's annual open house, the L.A. cocktail classic and James Bond's 50th anniversary at LACMA.
Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza of 'Parks and Rec' stars in new film

Aubrey Plaza of NBC's "Parks and Rec" joins the show to discuss her upcoming film and the shock of sudden stardom.
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