The Madeleine Brand Show for July 26, 2012

Anaheim Residents Protest Police Shootings Over Weekend

Are politicians to blame for violence in Anaheim?

For most Americans, Anaheim is known as the home of Disneyland. But it's also a real city, home to 350,000 people, with more than half of them Latino. Just a generation ago Anaheim was predominantly a white town, but the emergence of a Latino majority has not meant a greater role in the city's leadership, and political structure.
Vladimir Gusinsky's Political Television Program NTV

When it comes to weight, 'you are what you eat'

There's a new study on obesity that caught our eye this morning. It makes the bold claim that modern day hunter hatherers in East Africa burn as many calories a day as sedentary office workers here in America. The study compared populations and found that both groups tend to use the same amount of energy, suggesting that America's obesity has more to do with what we eat — not how much we sit.
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Tech Update with John Moe: Hacked iris scanners, Farmville's fall & more

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

The roots and history of 'The Dozens'

The dozens, it's a name for a style of joking that focuses on insults or put-downs. It’s a style of humor that many music scholars say has paved the way for modern rap. Elijah Wald has studied this type of humor for a book called "The Dozens: A History of Rap's Mama."
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A new book takes a deep look into Scientology's origin and theology

For her new book, journalist Janet Reitman spent 5 years researching Scientology – one of the world’s most secretive religions – gathering candid interviews with current and former members of the church.
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