The Madeleine Brand Show for August 15, 2012

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.
BRANDON LOPEZ

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.
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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.
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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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