The Madeleine Brand Show for August 10, 2012

US President Barack Obama (R) speaks as

President Clinton back in the spotlight

The resurgence of former president Bill Clinton - Bloomberg News' political analyst Margaret Carlson joins the show to discuss his role in this year's presidential campaign.
Go Kart Racing Torrance Challenge Grand Prix

Go kart racers put the pedal to the metal

There is one place in Los Angeles where you can drive without abandon, where you can go as fast as you can without the worrying about tickets or traffic jams. Reporter Jed Kim takes us inside the K1 Speed go-kart racing track in Torrance, Calif.
TFF 2010 Portrait Studio At The FilmMaker Industry Press Center - Day 5

'This American Life' contributor and essayist David Rakoff dies at age 47

Humorist, essayist and longtime "This American Life" contributor David Rakoff has died of cancer at the age of 47.
Publicity image of Heather Woodbury from her "Tale of 2 Cities" performance from 2001

Heather Woodbury's new one-woman play grapples with global warming

Performer Heather Woodbury's latest one-woman play is "As the Globe Warms," about global climate change. She'll be presenting a 40-minute preview of the whole 12-hour opus at Redcat's New Original Works Festival here in L.A.

The Dinner Party: Lost Olympic sports

Madeleine Brand finds out the latest conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam, the hosts of KPCC's "Dinner Party."
Dwight and Kobe

Lakers plan to sign Dwight Howard and other sports news

LA Laker fans still celebrating the recent acquisition of All-Star guard Steve Nash can keep smiling.

Weekend Alibi: ideas to keep your cool

Meghan McCarty brings you the Weekend Alibi, a roundup of the best entertainments in Southern California, so when anyone asks you how you spent your weekend, you've got a good alibi.
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