The Madeleine Brand Show for August 14, 2012

Miramonte Elementary School

Teachers and staff return to Miramonte School in South LA

The scandal-ridden Miramonte School in South LA is undergoing something of a reboot; there's a new principal, and a majority of the former teachers are returning. Vanessa Romo reports.
New Report: Half Of Recent College Graduates Under- Or Unemployed

The impacts of cuts on California's higher education

The majority of UC and Cal State students have another month of summer to enjoy before they head back to campus. When they get there, fewer class offerings and longer waiting lists will be waiting.
UCLA Dreamers

'Deferred Action' program offers hope for some young immigrants

Wednesday may prove to be a monumental day for an estimated 1.2 million young undocumented immigrants. They'll be able to apply to live and work in the U.S. legally for at least the next two years.
When depression strikes during pregnancy

Risks of pre-natal depression are not often discussed

Depression strikes 10-20 percent of women at some point during pregnancy, but the treatment options are rarely discussed for fear of harming the baby.
Workers Harvest Crabs In Wuhan

Alien species invade the coast of California

They're not quite invaders from Mars, but millions of species that are foreign to California are washing up on West Coast shores due to the recent Japanese tsunami.

Surviving K2, one of the deadliest mountains in the world

At 28,251 feet, K2 is second to only Mount Everest as the tallest mountain in the world. Though 778 feet shorter than Everest, it's also much more dangerous, with a higher death rate than its taller counterpart. Four years ago, 11 climbers died during an attempt to scale the mountain, the deadliest recorded day in K2's history. The accident received widespread attention, but the extraordinary rescue that followed went unreported.
Dylan LeBlanc's album "Cast the Same Old Shadow"

New Music Tuesday: Dylan LeBlanc and Blonds

It's Tuesday and NPR music critic Ann Powers is back with new music from Dylan LeBlanc and Blonds.
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