The Madeleine Brand Show for June 14, 2012

Sklar bros on sports: An NBA Finals preview and crossing Niagra Falls on a tightrope

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Nik Wallenda, begins his walk across a 1000 ft cable suspended 200 ft above the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh.

Randy and Jason Sklar, hosts of comedy and sports podcast "Sklarbro Country," and History Channel's new show, "United Stats of America," join the show to talk about the latest in the sports world.

The LA Kings celebrate their first Stanley Cup title with a parade through downtown L.A. Tickets for the parade have sold out, but fans can still participate in the celebration, but from the sidewalk.

Nik Wallenda of the Flying Wallendas, will tightrope his way across Niagra Falls on Friday for ABC.
He already holds six Guinness World Records for other stunts, like longest bicycle ride on a tightrope without a safety net. ABC is requiring that Wallenda wear a safety harness while on the tightrope however, “We want it to be exciting and thrilling, but we also want every parent in America to know that we’re going to make it comfortable for them to watch with their kids.”

And in the NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Miami Heat in the first game of their best-of-seven series.

Guests:

Randy and Jason Sklar, twin brothers and hosts of podcast "Sklarbro Country," and History Channel's new show, "United Stats of America."


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