The Madeleine Brand Show

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The Madeleine Brand Show for June 19, 2012

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Constitutionality Of Health Care Law

Supreme Court's health-care ruling could cost California

Within the next two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue its ruling on President Obama's health care overhaul. Here in California, new state laws based on federal health reform have already been passed, and they could be at risk.
Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Constitutionality Of Health Care Law

Ezra Klein on why Republicans oppose the individual mandate

When the Supreme Court issues their ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the court could strike down just one provision, the individual mandate, the requirement that everyone buy insurance. Republicans oppose the mandate, saying it's unconstitutional to force people to buy a product. But Democrats originally put it in the bill to make it more attractive to Republicans. Ezra Klein explains why Republicans have turned against the idea.

The great wine caper uncorked

One SoCal wine dealer is accused of one of the world's biggest wine scams ever.

Suzanne Weber asks, what if babies could talk?

Suzanne Weber envisions what babies and toddlers could say to their parents in "To What Miserable Wretches Have I Been Born?: Revenge Poetry for Babies & Toddlers." From attachment parenting to a baby's first trip to the doctor's office, it's a no-holds-barred look at what your baby actually thinks of parenting.
Napolitano Presides Over Naturalization Ceremony In Washington
The study says Asians now surpass Hispanics in new immigrant arrivals, increasing by 10 percent as Hispanic immigration drops more than 30.

Engineer Gordon Henderson relaxes by the pool, but not without incident

It's that time of the year with backyards, barbecues and pool parties take over. That may sound like rest and relaxation, but for engineer Gordon Henderson, a pool party means war.
US singer Neneh Cherry performs during t
NPR's music critic Ann Powers joins the show to review new albums from two jazz musicians at home and abroad.

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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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