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The Madeleine Brand Show for April 18, 2012




View of the USS Iowa's gun turrets and rotted out deck.
View of the USS Iowa's gun turrets and rotted out deck.
Jennifer Sharpe

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One of the most formidable battleships in the U.S. Navy comes to rest in Los Angeles. Reporter Jennifer Sharpe reports on the USS Iowa's restoration and new role as a floating museum in San Pedro harbor. Plus, the world's premiere pencil sharpener? Former political cartoonist David Rees claims he's an expert. We'll talk to him about his new book, "How to Sharpen Pencils." And Luke Burbank is back with the week's awesome and not awesome news.