The Madeleine Brand Show is a daily, two-hour program that looks at news and culture through the lens of Southern California.
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The Madeleine Brand Show for July 22, 2011

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On a July evening in 1944, more than 300 sailors were killed in the largest domestic disaster in World War Two. Many of the dead were African-Americans. Reporter Christopher Johnson tells their story. Also, the NAACP convention begins Friday in Los Angeles. Madeleine speaks with NAACP President Ben Jealous about their agenda. LAPD arrest 2 new suspects in Dodgers opening day beating. We talk to Roben Farzad of Bloomberg BusinessWeek about debt ceiling negotiations. Strange deaths at the Spreckels mansion in Coronado. And, Luke Burbank is here with Awesome/Not Awesome.