The Madeleine Brand Show for July 18, 2012

Tom Hanks Electric City

Tom Hanks heads to the Web for 'Electric City'

Tom Hanks' newest project, "Electric City," is a departure from what viewers expect.
Laszlo Csatary, aka Ladislaus Csizsik-Cs

Most-wanted Nazi under arrest in Hungary

A 97-year-old Hungarian man is in custody today, after being accused of being the most wanted Nazi war criminal in the world. Laszlo Csatary is suspected of having helped deport thousands of Jews to death camps during the Holocaust. Csatary has admitted to those charges in the past, though he claimed his role was minimal.
Syrian security forces raise their weapo

Syria 'rapidly spinning out of control'

Gunfire in the streets of Damascus today following a strike at the heart of the Assad regime. At least two key members of the Syrian military are dead after a suicide bombing in a meeting of senior government leaders in Damascus.
(FILES) Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpa
The Justice Department's suit against Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio heads to court this week, related to charges that his office unlawfully discriminated against Latinos and disregarded basic constitutional rights.
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Campaigns In Michigan Ahead Of State's Primary

Boy Scouts uphold ban on gay members

Every Boy Scout pledges an oath when joining: "To do their best ... do their duty ... and obey the Scout law." Well, that law means excluding gay men and boys from their ranks.
Luke Burbank, host of the radio show and podcast "Too Beautiful to Live" brings us his wrap-up of the week’s awesome and not awesome news.
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