The Madeleine Brand Show for July 12, 2012

Sandusky scandal investigation reveals more information

The results of Penn State's internal investigation into the Sandusky scandal, led by former federal judge and FBI ex-director Louis Freeh is set to be released today. The report runs over 200 pages and more than 400 people were interviewed for it, but former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was not one of them. The report may answer many of the troubling questions swirling around one of the worst scandals in sports history.
Jerry Sandusky Child Sex Abuse Trial Continues

Could Penn State officials be charged with more crimes?

Though Louis Freeh, the former federal judge and former FBI director, investigated the Sandusky scandal for more than eight months, Freeh doesn't have the power to arrest everybody. But his 267-page report paints a damning picture of a cover-up of Sandusky's abuses by the most senior officials at Penn State.
LAPD Give Update On Giants Fan Beating Investigation

Is LA the safest large US city?

In the United States, there are four cities that have at least 2 million residents: New York, Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles. According to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, LA is the safest of them all. And if current trends hold, 2012 will be the tenth year in a row that crime numbers in Los Angeles have gone down. Madeleine talks to KPCC's Rina Palta about LA's crime statistics.

Tech Update with John Moe: Yahoo's bad day and a $4 million Kickstarter

John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, joins the show to talk about the latest news in the tech world.

David Kipen remembers Bunker Hill's film noir past

Jim Dawson's new book, "Los Angeles's Bunker Hill: Pulp Fiction's Mean Streets and Film Noir's Ground Zero!" explores the shadowy history of the area, from its film noir past to the current era of re-development.
1992 Olympics Summer Games Barcelona

Sklar bros on sports: Baseball's second half and taking on the Dream Team

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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