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The Madeleine Brand Show for August 15, 2012

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Japan Marks 67th Anniversary Of Hiroshima Atomic Bomb

Pacific Rim Diaries: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

67 years ago today, Japan surrendered and World War II ended. The surrender came about a week after the Americans dropped two atomic bombs on the cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Every year on August 15, Hiroshima remembers that day that killed about 200,000 people. Though 65 years have passed since that day, the two Japanese cities still fight for nuclear non-proliferation.
Mitt Romney Addresses NALEO 29th Annual Conference In Florida

Can the GOP court the Latino vote?

Today, President Obama's policy that lets young, undocumented Latinos avoid deportation goes into effect. President Obama's move is being welcomed by Latino activists as a good first step to legalizing the millions of illegal immigrants here.

The younger and younger world of recruiting in college sports

Many high school students in Southern California are still enjoying summer vacation, but high school football players are already suiting up and engaging in pre-season practice. While there haven't been any games yet, college recruiters have already begun scouting players, some as young as 14 years old, in hopes of spotting the next college football superstar.
drug heroin addiction

In California, painkiller abuse can lead to heroin addiction

With the steady rise of prescription drug abuse across California, young pill addicts are succumbing in increasing numbers to another vice: heroin.

Future of juvenile lifers in prison is up for debate

SB9, a bill expected to be voted on in the Assembly, would allow juvenile lifers to petition the court for re-sentencing after serving 15 years.

Awesome/Not Awesome: Babies in bars, Juggalos versus the FBI and Scrabble cheaters

Luke Burbank, host of the radio show and podcast "Too Beautiful to Live" brings us his wrap-up of the week’s awesome and not awesome news.

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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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