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The Madeleine Brand Show for June 6, 2012




Writer Ray Bradbury delivers a lecture at the 12th Annual L.A. Times Festival of Books at Royce Hall on the U.C.L.A. campus on April 28, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
Writer Ray Bradbury delivers a lecture at the 12th Annual L.A. Times Festival of Books at Royce Hall on the U.C.L.A. campus on April 28, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
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Sci-Fi author Ray Bradbury has passed away at the age of 91. Libros Schmibros founder David Kipen remembers his career. We recap the latest elections results at home in L.A. and across the country in Wisconsin. Plus, E3, the giant annual video game conference, is currently underway in downtown L.A. The flashy event comes at a pivotal time for the game industry, dealing with sagging sales and new competition. What will the industry do to bounce back? A new UCLA study has some surprising conclusions on whether medical marijuana impacts crime in communities. Can the Kings run turn Hollywood into hockeytown? A run on Kings merchandise might mean more ice rinks around L.A. And Luke Burbank is back with Awesome/Not Awesome.