The Madeleine Brand Show for July 9, 2012

US President Barack Obama.

Obama urges Congress to extend Bush tax cuts

President Obama and Congress are set to clash over extending the Bush-era tax breaks. The cuts are set to expire at the end of the year.
One Last Splash

SoCal's unlikely Olympic water polo star

At the end of this month more than 10,000 athletes will compete for the gold at the London Olympics. Many of those U.S. gold medal hopefuls train right here in Southern California, including the women’s water polo team with three-time Olympian Brenda Villa.

Christian Hosoi: 'My Life as a Skateboarder Junkie Inmate Pastor'

Christian Hosoi, skateboarding star turned pastor, joins the show to discuss his life and new book.

New car seat ruling could mean big changes for California parents

On Thursday the CA Supreme Court ruled that when a child traveling without a car seat dies, the siblings may be removed from the home by child welfare authorities. USC Law Professor Tom Lyon walks us through the specifics of the case.
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Scientists urge action to save coral reefs

Hundreds of the world's top ocean scientists are meeting to discuss a potential environmental crisis. They're worried about the health of coral reefs.
online review, amazon review

How to tell if an online review is real or fake

If you're shopping for something, you probably go online to websites like Yelp or Amazon to check out the reviews. But, how do you know if those reviews are trustworthy?
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