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The Madeleine Brand Show for June 27, 2012




Cars drive through downtown Stockton, Calif.
Cars drive through downtown Stockton, Calif.
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Stockton is now the biggest city in America to declare bankruptcy. We find out how many other cities are on the verge. Then, the Affordable Care Act supposedly had the funniest Supreme Court hearing in history. Madeleine talks with Ryan Malphurs, who analyzed all six hours of hearings to prove it. And, are animals more like us than we think? New book "Zoobiquity" says humans could learn a lot from our animal counterparts. Music critic Drew Tewksbury reviews Fiona Apple's newest album in seven years. Luke Burbank brings us the awesome and not awesome news of the week. And we remember the awesome Nora Ephron.