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The Madeleine Brand Show for August 15, 2012




HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 06:  Paper lanterns float on the Motoyasu River in front of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome, at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on August 6, 2012 in Hiroshima. Japan. Japan is marking the 67th anniversary of the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the United States on August 6, 1945, which killed an estimated 70,000 people instantly and many thousands more over the following years from radiation. Three days later another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, that effectively ended World War II.  (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 06: Paper lanterns float on the Motoyasu River in front of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome, at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on August 6, 2012 in Hiroshima. Japan. Japan is marking the 67th anniversary of the first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the United States on August 6, 1945, which killed an estimated 70,000 people instantly and many thousands more over the following years from radiation. Three days later another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, that effectively ended World War II. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
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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.