The Madeleine Brand Show

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The Madeleine Brand Show for July 20, 2012

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Gunman Kills At Least 10 At Screening of The Dark Knight Rises

12 dead, dozens injured - On scene update from Colorado theater shooting

Colorado Public Radio reporter Megan Verlee joins the show for an update on the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting from outside suspect James Holmes' apartment building.
Batman Premiere

Fans of 'Dark Knight' react to Colorado shooting news

News of the tragic shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. during a midnight screening of "Dark Knight Rises," is rippling across the country. Reporter Josie Huang went out to the ArcLight Cinema in Pasadena today to survey the scene and find out how local moviegoers are reacting.
President Obama Speaks At Nat'l Association Of Latino Elected Officials Conference

How will the Colorado shooting effect the Presidential campaigns?

How might the shootings in Colorado effect the Presidential campaign, and the debate over gun control?
"The Dark Knight Rises" New York Premiere - Inside Arrivals

Warner Bros. cancels premiere of Dark Knight Rises

The tragic shooting at the theater in Aurora, Colo. bears an eerie resemblance to the subject matter of the film, The Dark Knight Rises, which features a villain in a gas mask like the one worn by the alleged suspect, and several scenes of public mayhem.

Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

Colorado has been in the headlines all summer. Massive wildfires burned hundreds of homes there last month. The US Forest Service spends about two billion dollars a year preparing for and putting out wildfires.
Gunman Kills At Least 10 At Screening of The Dark Knight Rises

How the Dark Knight shooting could change theater security

In the wake of the shooting at a Dark Night Rising screening in Colorado, some theaters are considering new security measures.

Galco's Soda Stop: a mecca for the obscure soda-seeker

This Sunday, Galco's Soda Stop in Highland Park will hold a soda tasting to benefit the Southwest Museum, which was closed due to lack of funding.

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The Madeleine Brand Show for August 17, 2012

Army suicides hit a record high in July. A former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army talks about why the suicide rate is increasing now. We also have the second part of our story on the rise of heroin abuse in California. Pussy Riot, the punk rock girl band, has been sentenced to two years in prison for staging a protest in a famous Russian Orthodox Church. And if you're looking for something to do this weekend, Meghan McCarty has you covered with her Weekend Alibi. She'll tell you where to go to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of the first Tarzan story published by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Finally, Madeleine has some news for listeners about some changes to the show.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 16, 2012

Korean pop music, better known to fans as K-POP, is hugely popular throughout Asia, but finding success in the U.S has been much harder. That was before the single "Gangnam Style" from singer PSY hit the web. The Medicare debate heats up Presidential race. Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate has put the Medicare debate front and center. The trial for an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting has been delayed because of his objection to being forcibly shaved. John Moe is back for his update on tech news. The perils of picking the perfect Vice President, in the era of post-Sarah Palin. And the Sklar brothers are back with the latest highlights in sports.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 15, 2012

Every year in Hiroshima, organizers conduct a ceremony that looks back on the end of WWII. Roland Kelts tells us how, even 67 years later, the city is still coping. In choosing congressman Paul Ryan as the GOP Vice President pick, many think that Mitt Romney is on track to lose the Latino vote. All over Los Angeles, high school football players are already struggling with team practices and college recruiters have been playing very close attention, hoping to find the next college superstar. California Watch reports that heroin abuse is on the rise in California. And we'll talk to Luke Burbank, the host of the "Too Beautiful to Live" podcast about banning kids from bars, Insane Clown Posse's fight with the FBI and the Scrabble cheat that was recently uncovered.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 14, 2012

A Martinez sits in for Madeleine today. Students head back to school in Los Angeles, KPCC's education reporter Vanessa Romo gives us an update on Miramonte Elementary, embroiled last year in a sexual abuse scandal. At Miramonte, there's a new principal, and a majority of the former teachers are returning. Then, we look at older students in California, and why 'CA's Master Plan for Education' is no longer the envy of the nation. Plus, it's New Music Tuesday, Ann Powers reviews two young acts re-interpretation of older, classic sounds. And, the deadliest day on K2, "Buried In the Sky" uncovers how two men survived the 'savage mountain.'

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