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The Madeleine Brand Show for May 16, 2012




Boxer Manny Pacquiao speaks as Nike introduces new basketball and training technology in New York City.
Boxer Manny Pacquiao speaks as Nike introduces new basketball and training technology in New York City.
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Boxer Manny Pacquiao is banned from The Grove for alleged comments condemning gay marriage. We look at what this means for the value of his brand and take a look back at the history of gay rights in sports. Then, a task force created after the death of Kelly Thomas, a mentally-ill homeless man who was killed in a confrontation with police officers, awards $1 million to Kelly's mother. The Trinity Broadcast Network is under fire for excessive spending. And Luke Burbank, the host of the Too Beautiful To Live podcast is back for the weekly installment of Awesome/Not Awesome.