The Madeleine Brand Show

The Madeleine Brand Show is a daily, two-hour program that looks at news and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by Madeleine Brand

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The Madeleine Brand Show for August 10, 2012

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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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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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