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The Madeleine Brand Show for August 8, 2012




Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters during a campaign event at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on August 2, 2012 in Golden, Colorado.
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters during a campaign event at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on August 2, 2012 in Golden, Colorado.
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Will a purple state swing red or blue? We get an update from Colorado, a bellwether state and a key swing state, currently fought over by the Obama and Romney. Also, the Sikh Temple gunman played in white power bands, we find out why Orange County is home to many of them. Christopher Reynolds of the LA times walks us through his newest project: a travelers guide to L.A. that avoids the usual tourist traps. Porn star karaoke anyone? And, the NFL puts its first ever female referee on the field, will more women follow in her footsteps?