For the first time in their 35-year franchise history, the Los Angeles Kings have won the Stanley Cup. It's a pivotal moment for a team that's been quickly gaining new fans across the city, but for one fan, this moment has taken 35 years.
Randy, co-host of comedy and sports podcast "Sklarbro Country," and History Channel's new show, "United Stats of America," joins David to talk about about the strange traditions of the most famous trophy in sports, the Stanley Cup.
The quest to find more effective treatments for autism is facing a major setback after a freezer malfunction at a Harvard hospital. The Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center, the largest and oldest federally funded "brain bank" in the United States, is calling this a "devastating" loss. The center provides post-mortem brain tissue to researchers across the country, many of whom are trying to understand autism.
At the Olympics Games in London next month, athletes and specators alike will want to chronicle the experience with their smartphones. But, the rise of social media is creating concern for the Olympic organizers.
The love of doing something even if it means no financial reward or recognition is the hallmark of an amateur, says Jack Hitt, author of new book called "Bunch of Amateurs." For his new book, Hitt traveled around the country meeting amateurs and distilling their experiences into a vision of America's essence.
The Madeleine Brand Show, exclusively on 89.3 KPCC, 89.1 KUOR and 90.3 KVLA, captures the spirit of the West in a conversational, informal, witty style and examines the cultural issues people are buzzing about. Hosted by Madeleine Brand, and produced by Kristen Muller, Steve Proffitt and Sanden Totten, the show includes regular segments like Weird L.A. - highlighting a person, place or thing that you've never heard about, but probably should; Parenting on the Edge - a weekly discussion on the challenges and pitfalls of raising kids; as well as regular contributors like Luke Burbank, Rico Gagliano, Brendan Newnam and John Moe to help dissect culture, technology and business news.