The Madeleine Brand Show for June 27, 2012

Stockton, CA Leads Nation In Rate Of Foreclosures

Stockton now largest US city to file for bankruptcy

Stockton, Calif. is now is the largest city in the U.S. to file for bankruptcy protection, after struggling with the economic downturn, pension costs and contractual obligations. The city has also been hit by high crime and the collapse of the housing market in the past three years.
2008 Public Theater Gala & Shakespeare In The Park Opening Night

Writing great Nora Ephron dies at 71

Nora Ephron, prolific writer and director, died yesterday at the age of 71 from complications of leukemia. She directed "Julie and Julia," "Sleepless in Seattle," and "You've Got Mail," among others. She wrote "When Harry Met Sally," "Heartburn" and "Silkwood."
Justices Breyer And Scalia Testify At House Hearing

A forensic investigation on the hilarity of the Supreme Court

The sitcom television season may be on vacation over summer, but the Supreme Court has been full of laughs. According to Supreme Court scholar Ryan Malphurs, the oral arguments the Court heard last March on the Affordable Care Act were among the funniest in the court's history.
An Israeli girl watches as a veterinary

Koala chlamydia and Doberman OCD: some diseases know no species

Apes get depressed, dogs can be drug addicts and dinosaurs had arthritis. When it comes to diseases, humans and animals have a lot in common.
Nickel Creek With Special Guest Fiona Apple In Concert

New Music: Fiona Apple's 'The Idler Wheel...'

Music critic Drew Tewksbury brings a new album from indie darling, Fiona Apple. She’s back with a collection of songs called “The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do.”
138th Kentucky Derby - Arrivals

Awesome/Not Awesome with Luke Burbank: Uni-brows and gay Oreos?

Luke Burbank, host of the radio show and podcast "Too Beautiful to Live" brings us his wrap-up of the week’s awesome and not awesome news.
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