The Madeleine Brand Show for June 14, 2012

Lance Armstrong faces new doping allegations

What's next for Lance Armstrong? The seven-time Tour de France winner is facing yet another round of doping allegations. A few months ago, federal prosecutors closed their 2 year investigation without bringing charges.
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The summer TV lineup: could it be better than staring at a blank screen?

The long lazy days of summer have arrived. Time for barbecues, pool parties and the new summer TV lineup. Traditionally, summer TV is dominated by reruns or mindless reality competition shows, and there are certainly some of those available, but there are a few gems that might lure you in from the sunshine and back to your couch.

Apple's MacBook Pro puts a dent in your wallet that you won't be able to repair

The New York Times' David Pogue calls it "a point shy of perfect." Engadget says the screen is "absolutely gorgeous." Slashgear's review: "superlative." But repair hobbyists are going to have some problems with the newest MacBook Pro. "This is, to date, the least-repairable laptop we've taken apart," said Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit. "Apple has packed all the things we hate into one beautiful little package."

Andrew Blackwell 'Visits Sunny Chernobyl' and other disaster sites in new book

Author Andrew Blackwell traveled to the world's most polluted places and wrote about them in his new book.
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.
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