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The Madeleine Brand Show for July 25, 2012

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LA City Council votes to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries

The City Council voted unanimously yesterday to shut down all of L.A.'s 762 marijuana dispensaries. Opponents of the ban have vowed to fight against the ban, either by lawsuit or ballot initiative.
Medical Marijuana Chain Store Opens Up Outlet In Nation's Capital

Despite LA ban, marijuana decriminalization gains steam in other states

The medical marijuana industry may have suffered a blow with the ban on dispensaries in Los Angeles, but the movement to decriminalize marijuana has been gaining momentum in several other states.
Medical Marijuana Chain Store Opens Up Outlet In Nation's Capital

How hard is it to grow your own pot?

While dispensaries in LA might be shutting down, licensed patients will still be allowed to grow their own marijuana, share marijuana in groups of three.
Anaheim Residents Protest Police Shootings Over Weekend

Protests over Anaheim police shootings turn violent

While the Anaheim City Council listened to hours of public comment Tuesday evening about the deadly shootings that have sparked unrest in the city, protesters and police faced off for a few tense hours outside, and multiple people were arrested and injured.
Musical actress Noortje Herlaar, perform

Awesome/Not Awesome: Mary Poppins, blow-up dolls and Goat Man

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.

Andrew Blackwell 'Visits Sunny Chernobyl' and other disaster sites in new book

Author Andrew Blackwell traveled to the world's most polluted places and wrote about them in his new book.

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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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