Recently on The Madeleine Brand Show
Best selling author Wendy Mogel on how to help your teenager survive those awkward years of adolescence and Madeleine talks with Sacramento Bee reporter Charles Piller about the paper's investigation into alleged fraud within California's Army National Guard.
The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is announced. Sanden Totten and Steve Proffitt tell you who the LOSERS are. Also, Barry Ritholtz gives us the "Big Picture" on the new jobs numbers and Luke Burbank joins us for his weekly "Awesome/ Not Awesome" segment.
Bee colonies have been disappearing in the last few years and the cause unknown. Now scientists from the University of Montana think they MAY have the answer. John Moe gives us the latest news in our tech segment. Author Celeste Fremon shares her love of freeways and David Kipen weighs in on the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The first ever global marine census is complete. After 10 years, 250,000 ocean species have been identified, but there could still be 750,000 species undiscovered. Also, why the Mexican stock market is doing so well, writer Alain de Botton on his love of airports, and the Dinner Party Download's Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Galliano tell us what's going on in the pop culture zeitgeist.
A new study says pregnant women should get flu shots to protect their babies even after they're born. Also, how Utah is trying to become the next Silicon Valley. Los Angeles Times music critic Ann Powers reviews a new musical supergroup comprised of Dhani Harrison, Joseph Arthur and Ben Harper.
The Supreme Court heads back into session. Dahlia Lithwick, Slate's Legal Editor, briefs us on the big cases, including can corporations be treated as humans? Parenting on The Edge...Why do teachers dread those hovering, "helicopter" parents.