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The Madeleine Brand Show for July 23, 2012

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Today the NCAA levied stiff penalties against Penn State's football program in response to the child sex-abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. And James Holmes, the 24 year old suspected of killing 12 people and wounding many others had his first court appearance this morning. And the London Olympic games start in a week. There will be the pageantry of gymnastics, the photo-finishes of swimming. There will also be.... competitive walking - or race walking. And the last time the Olympics were hosted by London, it was 1948 and the games were called the Austerity Olympics. And when it comes to the history of gay rights - the Stonewall riot in 1969 in New York is well known. But a few years earlier, another event may have been just as influential.