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 30, 2011

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A woman convicted of shaking her grandson to death spent 10 years in prison and now may have to return. Slate's legal expert Emily Bazelon is on to explain the growing doubts surrounding shaken baby syndrome. The Iowa caucuses are coming - so few people involved, so very much media attention. Caroline Tolbert, a political science professor at the University of Iowa, joins the program to explain the state's significance. Leave town knowing your chickens, yes chickens, are safe. Sanden Totten profiles a woman known to many as the "chicken sitter." And, a best-of list you probably haven't heard of - Steve Proffitt brings you the best of the mediocre. Then comedy writer Lew Schneider joins the show with resolution ideas for people other than himself.