Recently on The Madeleine Brand Show
What is Yak’s Greatest stunt? Where does art come from? And how do you pronounce “short-lived”? Tune in Tuesday morning to hear Kee Malesky, NPR’s Librarian and author of “All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge”, answer these and other burning questions. Also, the CMJ Music Festival kicks off in New York City. LA Times music critic Ann Powers previews some of the best acts.
What's the difference between bribing and rewarding your child? Alan Kazdin, Director of Yale's Parenting Center joins Madeleine for this week's "Parenting on the Edge". Linguist Pamela Monroe talks about the latest entries into UCLA's "Slang Dictionary". We promise you the show will be dank (that's a good thing, at least according to Professor Monroe)!
Highlights from the Reid-Angle debate, the first openly autistic Presidential appointee, and our favorite marine biologist, Pat Krug, shares an amazing whale tale.
Author David Grossman joins Madeleine for an in depth discussion about his most recent novel, “To the End of the Land”; John Moe from the Marketplace Tech Report on the federal government’s efforts to prevent cell phone “bill shock” and are curve balls actually curving, or mere optical illusions?
Highlights from the last debate between Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown. The Tribune Company finally has a deal to exit Chapter 11…Sharon Waxman gives us the details. And the guys from The Dinner Party Download tell us why political polling sites are destroying democracy.
How has the Cold War influenced today's Tea Party? Why kids should practice their cursive writing in this digital age and it's New Music Tuesdays. We hear the latest releases from Antony Hegarty, Ana Caravelle and Zola Jesus.