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The Madeleine Brand Show for May 9, 2012




Artwork by Thomas Kinkade. (Image courtesy Lara Henshingly/flickr/Creative Commons)
Artwork by Thomas Kinkade. (Image courtesy Lara Henshingly/flickr/Creative Commons)
Lara Henshingly/flickr/Creative Commons

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Newly released autopsy results show that painter Thomas Kinkade's death was due to an accidental overdose of alcohol and valium. Julia Prodis Sulek of the San Jose Mercury News about his death and the future of his estate. And the preliminary hearing continues for two Fullerton police officers charged in the fatal beating of Kelly Thomas, a mentally-ill homeless man. Lawyers for one of the officers recently asserted that medical professionals are to blame for the death. Actress Marilu Henner joins the show to talk to her about her new book, "Total Memory Makeover." And Luke Burbank is back to talk about the awesome and not awesome news of the week.