The Madeleine Brand Show is a daily, two-hour program that looks at news and culture through the lens of Southern California.
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The Madeleine Brand Show for December 7, 2011

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China smog levels have exceeded the hazardous level marker. We'll look at what that means for people living there and talk with Scripps professor Kimberly Prather about new research linking air pollution in Asia with severe winter storms in California. Psychologist Steven Pinker is on the show talking about his new book, "The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined." And Cranky Flier blogger Brett Snyder is on with tips on how to survive your holiday air travel.