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The Madeleine Brand Show for July 27, 2012




A dragon boat rigged with a Chinese dragon at the head ... a common decoration
A dragon boat rigged with a Chinese dragon at the head ... a common decoration

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Let the games begin! Hundreds of athletes are in London to compete for the gold. We'll hear how Olympic officials are evaluating their gender. Along with the big events like track and field, the Olympics features some more esoteric sports: trampoline, badminton, twenty-five meter rapid fire pistol shooting. Reporter Jed Kim begins his series on lesser known sports here in Southern California. Dragon boat racing anyone? LA County Sheriff Lee Baca and his second in command, Paul Tanaka, face questions over allegations of inmate abuse. Frank Stoltze has the latest. A new book gives parents practical advice on how to talk about sex and we find out what happens to screenplays after studios refuse to turn them into movies. Plus, your Weekend Alibi...