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Press Play with Madeleine Brand

By KCRW, Madeleine Brand

Madeleine Brand examines the latest ideas and trends that are shaping our world and shaping Los Angeles. Madeleine talks with news makers, big thinkers, and everyday people as we map out our modern world. Monday through Friday, noon-1pm.  Want to give feedback? Give us a call at 1-844-PRESS-PLAY (that's 1-844-773-7775) and you may hear your comments on our daily feedback portion at the end of the show!

  1. 1.
    Politics at the Emmys18 September 2017
    45:02
  2. 2.
    Saying goodbye to Cassini15 September 2017
    42:45
  3. 3.
    How free speech has changed at Berkeley: 1960s v. today14 September 2017
    44:33
  4. 4.
    How viable is Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare for All' plan?13 September 2017
    44:06
  5. 5.
    How risky is facial recognition technology?12 September 2017
    48:27
  6. 6.
    Facing Irma in the Caribbean11 September 2017
    50:22
  7. 7.
    How cities can prepare for natural disasters8 September 2017
    50:38
  8. 8.
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos takes on Title IX7 September 2017
    49:34
  1. 9.
    Uncertainty over DACA: What will Dreamers and Congress do?6 September 2017
    47:37
  2. 10.
    Is DACA unconstitutional?5 September 2017
    48:47
  3. 11.
    Coping in Houston, a week after evacuation1 September 2017
    49:29
  4. 12.
    What are the ongoing threats to health, safety and shelter after Harvey?31 August 2017
    47:22
  5. 13.
    Disaster relief in the wake of Harvey30 August 2017
    47:37
  6. 14.
    How Houston, New Orleans, and Los Angeles are vulnerable to flooding29 August 2017
    51:14
  7. 15.
    On the ground in Houston with the rescued and the rescuers28 August 2017
    48:40
  8. 16.
    What's a Republican?25 August 2017
    47:19
  9. 17.
    How will California’s national monuments change under Trump?24 August 2017
    47:18
  10. 18.
    What's the future of the LA Times?23 August 2017
    46:58
  11. 19.
    What road diets mean for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians22 August 2017
    46:59
  12. 20.
    Emmy nominee Sterling K. Brown is optimistic about black stories on TV21 August 2017
    47:45
  13. 21.
    What does Bannon's departure mean for the White House and right-wing media?18 August 2017
    46:54
  14. 22.
    Zealous, terrifying women: Ann Dowd on her Emmy-nominated performances17 August 2017
    48:52
  15. 23.
    Trump's rise and America's fall16 August 2017
    48:27
  16. 24.
    Trump's off-the-cuff news conference: Alt-left, neo-Nazis and Charlottesville15 August 2017
    52:46
  17. 25.
    The White House and white supremacy after Charlottesville violence14 August 2017
    48:39
  18. 26.
    How an amateur cyclist uncovered Russia's massive doping scheme11 August 2017
    49:30
  19. 27.
    What do North Koreans think about Trump's saber rattling?10 August 2017
    49:36
  20. 28.
    Google's diversity problem9 August 2017
    46:53
  21. 29.
    Jeffrey Tambor on how 'Transparent' changed his life8 August 2017
    48:19
  22. 30.
    Is this the most Evangelical White House ever?7 August 2017
    48:46
  23. 31.
    Attorney General cracks down on leakers4 August 2017
    47:12
  24. 32.
    What we learn from transcript of Trump and Pena Nieto call3 August 2017
    48:03
  25. 33.
    Should the U.S. base its immigration system on Canada's?2 August 2017
    49:12
  26. 34.
    Are we in a new Cold War with Russia?1 August 2017
    48:26
  27. 35.
    LA 2028: Summer Olympics comes to Los Angeles31 July 2017
    48:43
  28. 36.
    Is Anthony Scaramucci's tirade part of his communications strategy?28 July 2017
    50:12
  29. 37.
    Will iPhone manufacturer's $10 billion investment in U.S. come through?27 July 2017
    48:08
  30. 38.
    Teju Cole on finding meaning in the invisibile26 July 2017
    49:52
  31. 39.
    New comic envisions California seceding from the U.S.25 July 2017
    49:44
  32. 40.
    Did USC violate medical ethics?24 July 2017
    48:00
  33. 41.
    Can the president legally pardon himself?21 July 2017
    52:17
  34. 42.
    Betye Saar on a life of confronting racism through art20 July 2017
    52:24
  35. 43.
    What it means to reject the Asian American community you grew up in19 July 2017
    51:50
  36. 44.
    The politics of Repeal-and-Replace18 July 2017
    52:52
  37. 45.
    Looking for answers to a troubling police shooting in Inglewood17 July 2017
    49:07
  38. 46.
    The challenges of depicting sexual assault on screen14 July 2017
    51:27
  39. 47.
    'Chasing Coral' puts spotlight on vanishing coral reefs13 July 2017
    52:36
  40. 48.
    The Russian side of Trump Jr.'s meeting12 July 2017
    51:37
  41. 49.
    Do scare tactics make people care about climate change?11 July 2017
    51:30
  42. 50.
    Marine Corps suspected suicide reveals brutal culture of hazing10 July 2017
    50:40
  43. 51.
    Marine Corps suspected suicide reveals brutal culture of hazing10 July 2017
    50:40
  44. 52.
    'California's Gold' cameraman reminisces7 July 2017
    51:59
  45. 53.
    What's at stake as Trump meets Putin?6 July 2017
    51:42
  46. 54.
    David Sedaris on finding humor in the details5 July 2017
    51:22
  47. 55.
    Humans on Mars and Rosa Parks' pancakes3 July 2017
    54:13
  48. 56.
    From Syria to America: Creating a new life in the age of Trump30 June 2017
    51:45
  49. 57.
    Community Colleges tackle student homelessness and food insecurity29 June 2017
    51:43
  50. 58.
    Inside the ongoing debate over California's aid-in-dying law28 June 2017
    52:13
  51. 59.
    Who will vote for the Senate health care bill?27 June 2017
    51:28
  52. 60.
    As SCOTUS allows limited travel ban, what's the state of vetting foreigners?26 June 2017
    49:57
  53. 61.
    What are the chances the Senate GOP health care bill will pass?23 June 2017
    51:53
  54. 62.
    What's in the Senate health care bill?22 June 2017
    51:49
  55. 63.
    Charlie Beck: Local police shouldn't do jobs of federal immigration officers21 June 2017
    51:27
  56. 64.
    Will black voters and white women decide Georgia's congressional race?20 June 2017
    51:16
  57. 65.
    What Bill Cosby's mistrial says about celebrity, race and gender19 June 2017
    50:47
  58. 66.
    Why does Amazon want to buy Whole Foods?16 June 2017
    51:52
  59. 67.
    Will Uber's fall change Silicon Valley?15 June 2017
    50:57
  60. 68.
    Was GOP baseball shooting an act of politically inspired anger?14 June 2017
    51:43
  61. 69.
    Jeff Sessions gets caught up in Russia scandal despite recusing himself13 June 2017
    52:17
  62. 70.
    President Trump gets sued again, while the attorney general preps to testify12 June 2017
    51:00
  63. 71.
    What Comey's testimony means for Trump, Democrats and women9 June 2017
    52:14
  64. 72.
    Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House8 June 2017
    50:32
  65. 73.
    Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony7 June 2017
    51:27
  66. 74.
    Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies?6 June 2017
    51:18
  67. 75.
    Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US5 June 2017
    51:11
  68. 76.
    How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord?2 June 2017
    51:56
  69. 77.
    Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet?1 June 2017
    50:57
  70. 78.
    Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together31 May 2017
    51:29
  71. 79.
    Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians?30 May 2017
    50:52
  72. 80.
    What did Trump accomplish on his first trip abroad?26 May 2017
    51:33
  73. 81.
    US leaks in the Manchester investigation anger British officials25 May 2017
    49:45
  74. 82.
    The latest on the Manchester attack and ISIS24 May 2017
    48:56
  75. 83.
    Who is winning the fight to control LA’s public schools?23 May 2017
    51:36
  76. 84.
    Fighting for the soul of the California Democratic Party22 May 2017
    51:29
  77. 85.
    Who will lead California's Democratic Party?19 May 2017
    49:36
  78. 86.
    Will an independent counsel be enough?18 May 2017
    50:09
  79. 87.
    How will 'Comey memo' affect GOP's future?17 May 2017
    40:24
  80. 88.
    What's at stake for US-international relations after intel leak to Russia?16 May 2017
    47:11
  81. 89.
    Trump's travel ban goes to 9th Circuit Court15 May 2017
    46:04
  82. 90.
    Political hopeful Joe Bray-Ali explains his controversial comments12 May 2017
    47:18
  83. 91.
    Comey firing: What we know now, where the FBI goes from here11 May 2017
    46:48
  84. 92.
    James Comey is fired: Reaction from Senator Kamala Harris, Rep. Adam Schiff10 May 2017
    48:08
  85. 93.
    Why was FBI Director James Comey fired?9 May 2017
    51:13
  86. 94.
    How President Trump is changing immigration8 May 2017
    50:28
  87. 95.
    What the GOP health care bill means for California5 May 2017
    50:07
  88. 96.
    What's in the approved Republican health care bill?4 May 2017
    50:57
  89. 97.
    Melvoin v. Zimmer: A debate over the future of LAUSD3 May 2017
    51:28
  90. 98.
    Gay conversion therapy persists in California, despite SCOTUS ban2 May 2017
    51:31
  91. 99.
    What do anti-Trump protests accomplish?1 May 2017
    49:38
  92. 100.
    What Trump's first 100 days does to the planet28 April 2017
    50:28

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