Recently on The Madeleine Brand Show
Tonight the state of Virginia will put Teresa Lewis to death. Slate's Dahlia Lithwick tells us why her execution challenges our views on gender and the death penalty. We'll also bring you the latest on the Bell scandal and the fight over Proposition 19. And why are there so many fried foods at county fairs? Our friends from the Sporkful podcast weigh in.
Healthcare reforms start rolling out Thursday. We’ll talk about what this means for your family. We get an update on the City of Bell scandal. The hosts of Dinner Party Download drop by to give us the week’s zeitgeist. And horse racing, how exchange wagering could be a game changer for the industry. All this and more tomorrow on The Madeleine Brand Show.
Raul Guitierrez, writer for BoingBoing.net, says independent, anonymous bloggers are filling the information void in the Mexican drug war. Also, the fall television season gets underway this week, but how are you watching it? Robert Capps, editor at Wired Magazine, explains Tivo, Roku, Apple TV, Hulu, etc. Margaret Nelson, author of "Parenting Out of Control" explains why parents are so afraid to let their kids walk to school alone and music critic Ann Powers reviews John Legend's new album of political protest songs.
UC Students head back to school...with huge tuition bills hanging over their heads. Experts give us tips for acing a test. Sharon Waxman from TheWrap.com tells us what deals are going down in Hollywood and Luke Burbank, host of the podcast "Too Beautiful to Live" gives us his recipe for a hit radio show. Madeleine Brand reports on a reunion that has been 30 years in the making.