Recently on The Madeleine Brand Show
What's an invisible orange? Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano from the Dinner Party Download explain. Also, the latest polls predict a Republican takeover of the House, so what does that mean for the California delegation? Sanden Totten reports on the effects Proposition 19's passage could have on the FAKE marijuana industry.
Author Kate Buford on Jim Thorpe, one of America's greatest athletes; Steve Proffitt with Part Two of his "Make Me Care About the Propositions" series and Drew Tewksbury reviews new releases from Brian Eno, Warpaint and T. Rex.
Karzai receives bags of cash from Iran. Sharon Waxman with the latest entertainment news. Stirring the Tea Party before election day. Why hasn't President Obama's green jobs funding translated into more green jobs? Ted Nordhaus from the Breakthrough Institute explains. Why should you care about this election? And, who's getting all the local book awards? Check out this volume with David Kipen.
Why didn't Obama's green jobs funding translate into more green jobs? The latest on the Senate race between Carly Fiorina and Barbara Boxer and Luke Burbank with his weekly "Awesome/ Not Awesome" segment.
Was NPR correct in firing Juan Williams? Slate writer, Will Saletan, and Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for The Council on American Islamic Relations, join us to talk about the implications. Comedian Mike Birbiglia talks about his new book “Sleepwalk with Me,” and James Fowler, professor of political science at UCSD, joins Madeleine for a discussion about how your genes might determine how you vote.
There's less than two weeks to go before election day...how close are the Republicans to winning majorities in the House and Senate? Humboldt County's efforts to carve out a niche in the booming marijuana business. And Steve Proffitt brings us listener comments and corrections.