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 January 18, 2012

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Hollywood is getting hit hard by criticism of anti-piracy legislation the entertainment industry wants to push through Congress. For the latest, we check in with movie executive Marty Kaplan. A talk with the new star of the film "Pariah." Adepero Oduye explains how her life went from studying to be a doctor to landing a breakout role in a film that's generating Oscar buzz. Then, Tyler Perry films may need to move over - filmmaker Nelson George is on explaining a new trend in black cinema. We bring you an update on the deadly cruise ship crash no one can stop talking about. Journalist and writer Megan Williams has an update from Italy. And Luke Burbank is on with "Awesome/Not Awesome."