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The Madeleine Brand Show for May 22, 2012




Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers walks past Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder after a 106-90 loss during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers walks past Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder after a 106-90 loss during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs.
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What's next for the Lakers? A 106-90 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder yesterday marked another second-round playoff defeat. Is a major shake-up the cure? The idea of knowing intuitively someone's sexual orientation, commonly called "gaydar," is usually dismissed by most people — but a new report from the University of Washington says it could be real. Joel Tanenbaum made headlines after the Boston University grad student was ordered to pay more than $600,000 for illegally downloading music. Madeleine talks to Joel about the judgement and what will be next. And Ann Powers is back with two debut albums for New Music Tuesday.