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The Madeleine Brand Show for March 20, 2012




A pair of burlap TOMS shoes. Is the for-profit organization's
A pair of burlap TOMS shoes. Is the for-profit organization's "buy one, give one" business model really helping?
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The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan testifies before the House Armed Services Committee. We get an update and reaction from Afghanistan from NPR's Quil Lawrence. And, as budget cuts hit L.A. public schools, parents tasked with fundraising face new stakes. GOOD Magazine's Liz Dwyer has the details. California State University officials announce an enrollment freeze. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez brings us the latest. And, reporter Amy Costello discusses her investigation into the popular shoe company, TOMS, and its "Buy One, Give One" model. Plus, music critic Ann Powers reflects on South by Southwest.