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The Madeleine Brand Show for March 8, 2011




Michael Stipe of REM performs in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Michael Stipe of REM performs in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Is the threat posed by radicalized Muslim Americans statistically insignificant? The largest insider trading case in a generation begins today. Governor Jerry Brown's plan to bridge the budget gap hits a roadblock. Steve Proffitt on the many different kinds of crude and it's New Music Tuesday: Ann Powers reviews new releases from R.E.M. and Exene Cervenka.