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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.
    A story of abuse and neglect raises questions about homeschooling18 January 2018
    49:12
  2. 2.
    A White House filled with 'gobsmacking dysfunction'17 January 2018
    47:10
  3. 3.
    Remembering radio legend Joe Frank16 January 2018
    52:08
  4. 4.
    Rep. Karen Bass on Trump's profane immigration remarks12 January 2018
    47:17
  5. 5.
    Transportation disruptors: Hyperloop and BIRD Scooter11 January 2018
    49:24
  6. 6.
    China: Surveillance state on steroids10 January 2018
    47:36
  7. 7.
    After Thomas Fire, mudslides threaten Santa Barbara9 January 2018
    50:43
  8. 8.
    Golden Globes: #MeToo and President Oprah?8 January 2018
    49:39
  1. 9.
    Inside the making of 'Stranger Things'5 January 2018
    48:50
  2. 10.
    National security reporter on Washington's 'marketplace of secrets'4 January 2018
    49:00
  3. 11.
    Whose nuclear button is bigger?3 January 2018
    49:37
  4. 12.
    Health and hygiene on Skid Row2 January 2018
    50:09
  5. 13.
    Press Play's favorite visual artists of the year29 December 2017
    48:17
  6. 14.
    Press Play's favorite entertainers of the year22 December 2017
    50:32
  7. 15.
    Taking drug makers to court to fight the opioid crisis21 December 2017
    47:45
  8. 16.
    Inside 'Molly's Game,' Aaron Sorkin's new film on high stakes poker20 December 2017
    48:49
  9. 17.
    Interspecies romance in ‘The Shape of Water’19 December 2017
    47:03
  10. 18.
    Rep. Karen Bass on fire relief and taxes19 December 2017
    49:37
  11. 19.
    How meth is changing Skid Row15 December 2017
    48:02
  12. 20.
    How the Disney-Fox deal could change what you watch14 December 2017
    48:06
  13. 21.
    Black voters in Alabama save the day for Democrats13 December 2017
    49:33
  14. 22.
    Will there be a backlash to #MeToo?12 December 2017
    46:33
  15. 23.
    Former 'Hole' drummer Patty Schemel on music and drug addiction11 December 2017
    48:57
  16. 24.
    Director Bryan Singer sued for sexual assault8 December 2017
    49:30
  17. 25.
    How to prepare for a fire evacuation7 December 2017
    49:26
  18. 26.
    Ventura fire evacuee: 'I lost everything… 45 years'6 December 2017
    50:43
  19. 27.
    Fleeing in the dead of night, lives upended: Personal stories from Ventura fire5 December 2017
    48:33
  20. 28.
    After a successful uterus transplant, a healthy birth4 December 2017
    49:30
  21. 29.
    Politics, international intrigue, and Cuban music1 December 2017
    48:47
  22. 30.
    What's next for LA Weekly after staff gets slashed?30 November 2017
    48:34
  23. 31.
    What the GOP tax plan means for college students29 November 2017
    49:53
  24. 32.
    Are you a jerk? How to tell28 November 2017
    49:48
  25. 33.
    What American pop has to do with race, love, sex and religion27 November 2017
    48:53
  26. 34.
    Movies to watch during the holidays24 November 2017
    51:05
  27. 35.
    Conversations with Jesmyn Ward, Teju Cole, and other authors we love23 November 2017
    48:03
  28. 36.
    Rep. Speier fights sexual harassment on Capitol Hill22 November 2017
    49:07
  29. 37.
    Language in the age of BuzzFeed and Twitter21 November 2017
    49:17
  30. 38.
    How Charles Manson became a recurring character in LA20 November 2017
    48:46
  31. 39.
    Why 'Alias Grace' is relevant in Weinstein era17 November 2017
    48:28
  32. 40.
    Could China be the first country to find aliens?16 November 2017
    49:01
  33. 41.
    There Goes the Neighborhood LIVE: Solutions16 November 2017
    54:21
  34. 42.
    What is the Uranium One deal?15 November 2017
    49:39
  35. 43.
    Does a weak State Dept. mean a crisis for US leadership?14 November 2017
    47:40
  36. 44.
    Pete Souza on photographing the Obama years13 November 2017
    49:44
  37. 45.
    Feminism in the age of Trump10 November 2017
    46:06
  38. 46.
    'War of the Worlds' comes to Downtown LA9 November 2017
    48:06
  39. 47.
    One-year anniversary of the election of President Trump8 November 2017
    48:15
  40. 48.
    Disney suspends media blackout on LA Times7 November 2017
    47:35
  41. 49.
    Is there a link between mass shootings and domestic violence?6 November 2017
    47:23
  42. 50.
    Inside the minds of sexual assault perpetrators3 November 2017
    48:05
  43. 51.
    Humorist John Hodgman on his new book ‘Vacationland’2 November 2017
    48:38
  44. 52.
    Sexual harassment at work: Where’s the line?1 November 2017
    48:23
  45. 53.
    Why some right-wing media outlets are questioning Mueller's credibility31 October 2017
    48:10
  46. 54.
    Where will Paul Manafort's indictment lead?30 October 2017
    48:22
  47. 55.
    Tom Steyer: Impeaching the president is a moral issue27 October 2017
    49:06
  48. 56.
    How big is California’s opioid crisis?26 October 2017
    47:45
  49. 57.
    Blind magician astounds with amazing card tricks!25 October 2017
    48:33
  50. 58.
    Why a small Montana energy company is rebuilding Puerto Rico's power grid24 October 2017
    47:44
  51. 59.
    On encountering James Toback: 'I wanted to crawl into a hole and die'23 October 2017
    47:20
  52. 60.
    In Todd Haynes’s ‘Wonderstruck,’ two deaf kids look for meaning in New York20 October 2017
    49:19
  53. 61.
    What are U.S. troops doing in Niger?19 October 2017
    47:20
  54. 62.
    The decline of American manufacturing18 October 2017
    47:48
  55. 63.
    Why is it so hard to publish stories critical of powerful men?17 October 2017
    48:04
  56. 64.
    Can Kevin de Leon unseat Sen. Dianne Feinstein?16 October 2017
    48:46
  57. 65.
    NorCal fires: Melted motorcycles, raining embers13 October 2017
    49:03
  58. 66.
    Depeche Mode's Martin Gore on 'Spirit,' and getting more political12 October 2017
    47:38
  59. 67.
    Women filmmakers on Hollywood, harassment and sexism11 October 2017
    47:57
  60. 68.
    Will Harvey Weinstein be prosecuted?10 October 2017
    48:22
  61. 69.
    Dianne Feinstein's impact on California and the Democratic Party9 October 2017
    47:38
  62. 70.
    St. Vincent on pop music and pills9 October 2017
    49:15
  63. 71.
    An incomplete profile of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock5 October 2017
    49:34
  64. 72.
    Vegas ER doctor: Every organ that could have been hit was hit4 October 2017
    49:45
  65. 73.
    Will Las Vegas push Congress to act on gun laws?3 October 2017
    46:27
  66. 74.
    What we know about the Las Vegas mass shooting2 October 2017
    47:14
  67. 75.
    New documentary chases Laird Hamilton, big wave chaser29 September 2017
    49:22
  68. 76.
    Hugh Hefner: Civil rights pioneer or misogynist?28 September 2017
    50:04
  69. 77.
    College basketball scandal heats up27 September 2017
    49:50
  70. 78.
    Puerto Rico struggles to recover26 September 2017
    48:45
  71. 79.
    Tensions with North Korea escalate further25 September 2017
    48:08
  72. 80.
    McCain sinks Obamacare repeal, again22 September 2017
    47:48
  73. 81.
    Puerto Rico is devastated by Hurricane Maria21 September 2017
    47:50
  74. 82.
    Aftermath of the 7.1 magnitude quake in Mexico20 September 2017
    40:03
  75. 83.
    Katy Tur fights back in new memoir about covering Trump19 September 2017
    41:21
  76. 84.
    Politics at the Emmys18 September 2017
    45:02
  77. 85.
    Saying goodbye to Cassini15 September 2017
    42:45
  78. 86.
    How free speech has changed at Berkeley: 1960s v. today14 September 2017
    44:33
  79. 87.
    How viable is Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare for All' plan?13 September 2017
    44:06
  80. 88.
    How risky is facial recognition technology?12 September 2017
    48:27
  81. 89.
    Facing Irma in the Caribbean11 September 2017
    50:22
  82. 90.
    How cities can prepare for natural disasters8 September 2017
    50:38
  83. 91.
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos takes on Title IX7 September 2017
    49:34
  84. 92.
    Uncertainty over DACA: What will Dreamers and Congress do?6 September 2017
    47:37
  85. 93.
    Is DACA unconstitutional?5 September 2017
    48:47
  86. 94.
    Coping in Houston, a week after evacuation1 September 2017
    49:29
  87. 95.
    What are the ongoing threats to health, safety and shelter after Harvey?31 August 2017
    47:22
  88. 96.
    Disaster relief in the wake of Harvey30 August 2017
    47:37
  89. 97.
    How Houston, New Orleans, and Los Angeles are vulnerable to flooding29 August 2017
    51:14
  90. 98.
    On the ground in Houston with the rescued and the rescuers28 August 2017
    48:40
  91. 99.
    What's a Republican?25 August 2017
    47:19
  92. 100.
    How will California’s national monuments change under Trump?24 August 2017
    47:18

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