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The Madeleine Brand Show for March 2, 2012

Tightrope walker Philippe Petit.
Tightrope walker Philippe Petit.

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We look ahead to Obama's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week. Plus, Russia will hold presidential elections on Sunday - we hear one man's first person account of getting caught up in the labyrinthine legal system in Vladimir Putin's Russia. It's that time of year when the famous TED Conference comes to town - we catch up with one of the speakers Philippe Petit. You know him from the Oscar winning documentary, "Man on Wire." Then, Meghan McCarty brings you her "Weekend Alibi." And the Dinner Party guys are here with news to amuse your friends, family and any awkward strangers you find yourself forced to engage with.