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The Madeleine Brand Show for July 11, 2012




Kyla Ross prepares to practice her mat routine at the gym where she trains, Gym-Max, in Costa Mesa, CA on Thursday July 5, 2012. Kyla Ross (born October 24, 1996) is an American artistic gymnast and is a member of the team that will represent the USA at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Kyla Ross prepares to practice her mat routine at the gym where she trains, Gym-Max, in Costa Mesa, CA on Thursday July 5, 2012. Kyla Ross (born October 24, 1996) is an American artistic gymnast and is a member of the team that will represent the USA at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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KPCC'S Josie Huang checks in with first-time Olympic hopeful Kyla Ross, whose parents say she was a natural-born athlete. Then, Ann Killion tells us about how some less-popular Olympic athletes are getting creative to make ends meet. Plus, Mitt Romney appears at the NAACP convention and vows to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which the crowd doesn't seem to agree with. San Bernardino becomes the third CA city to file for bankruptcy. And, Luke Burbank is back with the awesome and not awesome news of the week.