The Madeleine Brand Show for August 6, 2012

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Curiosity makes it to Mars

NASA's rover Curiosity, successfully landed on Mars late last night. KPCC's Sanden Totten was at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and he joins the show to fill us in on the scene.
Wisconsin Community Reels After Gunman Kills Six At Sikh Temple
WTMJ's Dan O'Donnell joins the show with an update on the Sihk temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Community Reels After Gunman Kills Six At Sikh Temple

California has nearly half the US Sikh population

Madeleine talks to a Sikh minister from Bakersfield to get local reaction to the Wisconsin shooting.
Los Angeles Bike Polo

Weird sports: bicycle polo

Reporter Jed Kim takes us inside the world of some lesser-known, and unusual sports. Today, he conquers bicycle polo with the Los Angeles Bicycle Polo crew.
Big Gulps

Richmond's proposed soda tax will go to voters

When New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a ban on super-sized sodas and sugary drinks, he touched off a debate on government's role in preventing obesity. That same debate is now taking place in one California city that will ask voters to raise the tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Reporter Mina Kim has more.

Looking back at the Munich Olympics

Bill Temko was 18 years old when he went to the Olympics on a lark and ended up working as a volunteer with ABC News. When the hostage situation broke out, Temko snuck into the Olympic Village dorms to get some of the closest photographs of the terrorists on record.
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