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The Madeleine Brand Show for July 6, 2012




Job applicants wait in line to meet potential employers at the
Job applicants wait in line to meet potential employers at the "Denver Hires Job Fair" on December 5, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.
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With only 80,000 jobs created last month and unemployment still above 8 percent - how do the candidates' plans to grow the economy stack up? Chris Frates of National Journal joins the show with analysis. And Robert Smith of NPR's Planet Money breaks down why the LIBOR (London Interbank Overnight Rate) should matter to you. Plus, a new documentary chronicles the overlooked history of black surfers. Madeleine speaks with historian Alison Jefferson. The world of social media has opened up a host of pitfalls for medical practitioners - how doctors can avoid Facebook foibles? And author Don Winslow discusses his new book, "The Kings of Cool."