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The Madeleine Brand Show for August 13, 2012

The 2012 Olympics are over, but California is still aglow with its collective gold medal wins. Reporter Josie Huang has more about how California stacks up against the rest of the US. Speaking of gold, the battle over Thomas Kinkade's estate is going to court. The prolific painter made millions selling paintings that depicted idyllic natural settings. Now his estranged wife and live-in girlfriend are fighting over his estate. Plus, Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his running mate this weekend. How did Ryan come to power in Wisconsin? And how much love does he have for Ayn Rand's work? Madeleine talks to guests who have those answers. And Brian Castner talks to Madeleine about his work as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal Officer in Iraq from 1999 to 2007, an experience which he details in his book "The Long Walk."