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The Madeleine Brand Show for June 28, 2012

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Supreme Court Upholds Obama's Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act upheld in court

Today, the Supreme Court upheld the controversial Affordable Care Act, with Chief Justice Roberts swinging the vote to 5-4. It's expected to have a huge ripple effect for everyone involved in health insurance, from the commercially-insured and uninsured, to hospitals and insurers.
Rick Santorum Campaigns On Steps Of U.S. Supreme Court

Surveying political fallout from today's healthcare ruling

Christina Bellantoni, politics editor at PBS News Hour, joins the show to discuss the potential political fallout from the expected Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.
UCSF Cancer Center Uses Latest Technologies To Battle Cancer

Now that healthcare has been upheld, what happens in California?

State Senator Ed Hernandez is Chair of the Senate's Health Committee, and has introduced legislation to implement provisions of the Affordable Care Act's health care reforms in California. He talks with Madeleine about what will happen in California, now that the health care law has been upheld.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Rom

How are conservatives reacting to health care ruling?

Today's Supreme Court ruling was a disappointment for many conservatives, who hoped that the entire 'Obamacare' plan would be repealed, or at least the individual mandate.
Children's Hospital Class Aims To Help Youth With Obesity Issues

How will the Affordable Care Act impact you and me?

The Supreme Court has upheld the President's health care law. The Affordable Care Act will now be allowed to proceed, making it the biggest change to the health care system since the creation of Medicaid and Medicare in the 1960s. What does that mean for you and me? Here to tell us is Dana Goldman. He's director of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California.
President Obama Speaks At Nat'l Association Of Latino Elected Officials Conference

The health care act and President Obama's legacy

Now that the Affordable Care Act, what will it mean for President Obama's legacy? Historian Allan Lichtman joins the show to discuss the historical context of the health care bill.
Los Angeles Dodgers v Oakland Athletics

Sklar Bros on sports: Despite hot start, Dodgers slip in standings

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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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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