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The Madeleine Brand Show for June 11, 2012

Three children play by the US Capitol in Washington
Three children play by the US Capitol in Washington

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Today, we look into the troubling increase in military suicides. And this session of Congress has been called one of the most ineffective ones in history, we'll talk to a corporate efficiency expert to see how Congress could be more productive. And origami is the Japanese art of folding paper. You start with one square sheet, then by carefully folding it, you can create a bird or maybe a frog. But there's a lawsuit pending that could shake up the craft of origami. And Summer is here and for kids all around the city - that means no school and summer vacation. But to fight the brain fade that happens during summer, many public libraries are ramping up for their annual summer reading clubs. And we'll find what it takes to become an astronaut.