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The Madeleine Brand Show for August 3, 2012

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Job numbers jump in July

A new Labor Department report shows the nation created more than 160,000 jobs in July - a big jump from previous months, and more than economists expected.
ALH84001: The Mars rock

The Mars rock that inspired a generation of exploration

The Curiosity rover is set to land this Sunday. It hopes to answer some of the questions posed by a mysterious meteorite from Mars that was discovered here on Earth.
The Avengers movie poster

Hollywood's summer box office earnings

In Hollywood, the summer has brought a few blockbusters, and more than a few stinkers. Studio revenues, and profits are generally lower than a year ago.
Great Britain's coach Hope Powell (R) ce

London goes wild for Team Britain women's soccer team

Is this the year that women’s soccer will finally get on the radar in England? KPCC's A Martinez joins Madeleine Brand in studio with more.
Green algae moves towards a beach in Qin

The Dinner Party: Future foods and doping tips from the past

Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano join the show for their weekly segment, "The Dinner Party."

The Voice of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

There's now an audiobook for the best-selling adult lit novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." It's read by a veteran of Young Adult audio books, Becca Battoe.
Carne asada taco from Guerrero Bros.

Weekend Alibi: Karate, folk music and tacos!

Meghan McCarty brings you the Weekend Alibi, a roundup of the best entertainments around Southern California so when people ask what you did over the weekend, you won't have to answer that you spent all Saturday night watching Law and Order reruns.

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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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