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The Madeleine Brand Show for April 23, 2012




Fire fighters pour water on burning stores during the riots on April 30, 1992. A police car is in the foreground.
Fire fighters pour water on burning stores during the riots on April 30, 1992. A police car is in the foreground.
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Twenty years after the riots that followed the police beating of Rodney King, we bring you a special show dedicated entirely to the anniversary. Correspondent Judy Muller takes us back to the intersection in South Los Angeles where it all began. Plus, KPCC Reporter Josie Huang gives an update on where the cops involved in the beating are today. Connie Rice, co-director of The Advancement Project, tells us how much LAPD has changed in the past two decades. And book critic David Kipen joins the show with tips on the best riot-related reading.