The Madeleine Brand Show for June 11, 2012

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket early May 22, 2

Dream jobs: What's it like to be an astronaut?

KPCC's Jed Kim delivers the final installment of the series "Dream Job" on what may be the ultimate dream job: astronaut.
For Some Returning US Troops, PTSD Is The New Battlefield

Military suicide rates on the rise

Anthony Swofford, author of the book "Jarhead," joins the show to discuss the rising suicide rate among those serving in the military.

Does your kid need a summer reading list?

Summer is here, and for kids all around the city, that means summer vacation. And summer vacation means no school, which all too often leads to learning loss.
Bull Moose, opus 413

Lawsuit between origami enthusiasts unfolds

KPCC's Sanden Totten examines the unfolding drama between origami maker Robert Lang and painter Sarah Morris.
Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address To Joint Session Of Congress

Is this year's Congress inefficient?

Gwynnae Byrd an "efficiency expert" joins the show to evaluate just how efficient Congress has been this year.
People wait in line for the opening day

Apple's developer's conference begins today

Pete Cashel, tech editor of, joins the show to discuss Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference, currently taking place in San Francisco.
Commerce Secretary John Bryson

US Commerce Secretary crashes car in San Gabriel

KPCC's Frank Stoltze reports on the series of car accidents involving U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson.
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