The Madeleine Brand Show

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The Madeleine Brand Show for June 12, 2012

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For one LA Kings fan, Stanley Cup Title is 45 years overdue

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.
2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final ? Game Six

Chronicling the adventures of the Stanley Cup Trophy

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.
Deep Springs College
The institutional memory of Deep Springs is short. Its 20-year-old keepers sing while washing up after meals. Loud songs. Bieber. Women might soon join them.
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Freezer malfunction jeopardizes autism research

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.
Joe Biden Delivers High School Commencement Address At Marlins Park

Teacher tells high school graduates, 'You are not special'

High school teacher David McCullough Jr., son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, did not take the usual approach towards a commencement speech.

Rise of smartphones creates headaches for Olympic organizers

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.

Amateurs are the essence of America, says author Jack Hitt

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.

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The Madeleine Brand Show for August 17, 2012

Army suicides hit a record high in July. A former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army talks about why the suicide rate is increasing now. We also have the second part of our story on the rise of heroin abuse in California. Pussy Riot, the punk rock girl band, has been sentenced to two years in prison for staging a protest in a famous Russian Orthodox Church. And if you're looking for something to do this weekend, Meghan McCarty has you covered with her Weekend Alibi. She'll tell you where to go to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of the first Tarzan story published by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Finally, Madeleine has some news for listeners about some changes to the show.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 16, 2012

Korean pop music, better known to fans as K-POP, is hugely popular throughout Asia, but finding success in the U.S has been much harder. That was before the single "Gangnam Style" from singer PSY hit the web. The Medicare debate heats up Presidential race. Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate has put the Medicare debate front and center. The trial for an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting has been delayed because of his objection to being forcibly shaved. John Moe is back for his update on tech news. The perils of picking the perfect Vice President, in the era of post-Sarah Palin. And the Sklar brothers are back with the latest highlights in sports.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 15, 2012

Every year in Hiroshima, organizers conduct a ceremony that looks back on the end of WWII. Roland Kelts tells us how, even 67 years later, the city is still coping. In choosing congressman Paul Ryan as the GOP Vice President pick, many think that Mitt Romney is on track to lose the Latino vote. All over Los Angeles, high school football players are already struggling with team practices and college recruiters have been playing very close attention, hoping to find the next college superstar. California Watch reports that heroin abuse is on the rise in California. And we'll talk to Luke Burbank, the host of the "Too Beautiful to Live" podcast about banning kids from bars, Insane Clown Posse's fight with the FBI and the Scrabble cheat that was recently uncovered.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 14, 2012

A Martinez sits in for Madeleine today. Students head back to school in Los Angeles, KPCC's education reporter Vanessa Romo gives us an update on Miramonte Elementary, embroiled last year in a sexual abuse scandal. At Miramonte, there's a new principal, and a majority of the former teachers are returning. Then, we look at older students in California, and why 'CA's Master Plan for Education' is no longer the envy of the nation. Plus, it's New Music Tuesday, Ann Powers reviews two young acts re-interpretation of older, classic sounds. And, the deadliest day on K2, "Buried In the Sky" uncovers how two men survived the 'savage mountain.'

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