The Madeleine Brand Show for May 22, 2012

Los Angeles Lakers v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Five

Lakers and Clippers look toward next season

After a disappointing 106-90 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second-round of the NBA playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers post-season run has ended. And across the hall in Staples Center, the Los Angeles Clippers will also be cleaning out their lockers.
Dutch dressage rider Adelinde Cornelisse
Dressage is an Olympic sport that's been described as "ballet for horses." But for Ann Romney, wife of presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, it's been a life-line. Ann rode horses when she was younger, but started again when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis as a 50-year-old, and credits dressage for dealing with the disease.
Cubans march along Prado Boulevard in Ha

Is 'gaydar' scientifically proven?

How much can you tell about a person just from looking at him or her?
Big Day Out 2012 - Gold Coast
NPR's music critic Ann Powers joins the show to review new albums from two women outside of the U.S., Cold Specks and Kimbra.
Combo Picture Of Popular File Sharing Websites
Madeleine Brand talks to Joel Tenenbaum who was sued by the Recording Industry Association of America for illegally downloading music. On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to hear his appeal.
This year's election season is already proving to be full of drama and fireworks, but it doesn't measure up to the political drama in Seth Greenland's forthcoming novel, "The Angry Buddhist." Madeleine talks with Greenland about the book.
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