The Madeleine Brand Show for July 30, 2012

U.S. Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Visits Jerusalem
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney arrived in Poland Monday. It's the latest stop in an overseas tour that has provided its fair share of gaffes, as well as some hefty fundraising.
Olympics Day 1 - Swimming
#NBCFail - that's the Twitter hashtag critics of NBC's Olympics coverage are using.
Curiosity: Robot Geologist and Chemist in One!

NASA gets ready for Mars rover landing

On Sunday, NASA's latest rover touches down on Mars. The machine — nicknamed "Curiosity" — will use a super-sonic parachute, heat shields and a hovercraft to stick the landing.
Apple's new iPad is displayed at a branc

Apple begins legal challenge against Samsung

Court proceedings begin today in a suit by tech giant Apple against Samsung over copyright infringement of its popular iPhone and iPad products.
Mercer 10477

Summer survival myths that might get you killed.

Being threatened by a shark? Just punch it in the nose, right? Wrong. Humorist Cole Gamble challenges some traditional survival strategies.
'Beasts of the Southern Wild' movie poster
Director Benh Zeitlin joins the show to discuss his film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and his inspiration for the film's uniquely dreamlike atmosphere.
Return of the 626 Night Market

The return of the 626 Night Market

The first 626 Night Market in April was a logistical nightmare. But despite all the problems, the city gave organizers a second chance. Josie Huang reports.
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