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The Madeleine Brand Show for April 12, 2011




An aerial view shows the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in the Japanese town of Futaba, Fukushima prefecture on March 12, 2011.
An aerial view shows the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in the Japanese town of Futaba, Fukushima prefecture on March 12, 2011.
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Is the Fukushima nuclear disaster on par with Chernobyl? High school football players may be at risk for serious brain injuries. California's surprising role in the Civil War. Revolutions in the Middle East have meant a wealth of new material for comedians Omar Elba and Aron Kader. And new music from Femi Kuti, Cold Cave and The Kills.