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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.
    Why 'Alias Grace' is relevant in Weinstein era17 November 2017
    48:28
  2. 2.
    Could China be the first country to find aliens?16 November 2017
    49:01
  3. 3.
    There Goes the Neighborhood LIVE: Solutions16 November 2017
    54:21
  4. 4.
    What is the Uranium One deal?15 November 2017
    49:39
  5. 5.
    Does a weak State Dept. mean a crisis for US leadership?14 November 2017
    47:40
  6. 6.
    Pete Souza on photographing the Obama years13 November 2017
    49:44
  7. 7.
    Feminism in the age of Trump10 November 2017
    46:06
  8. 8.
    'War of the Worlds' comes to Downtown LA9 November 2017
    48:06
  1. 9.
    One-year anniversary of the election of President Trump8 November 2017
    48:15
  2. 10.
    Disney suspends media blackout on LA Times7 November 2017
    47:35
  3. 11.
    Is there a link between mass shootings and domestic violence?6 November 2017
    47:23
  4. 12.
    Inside the minds of sexual assault perpetrators3 November 2017
    48:05
  5. 13.
    Humorist John Hodgman on his new book ‘Vacationland’2 November 2017
    48:38
  6. 14.
    Sexual harassment at work: Where’s the line?1 November 2017
    48:23
  7. 15.
    Why some right-wing media outlets are questioning Mueller's credibility31 October 2017
    48:10
  8. 16.
    Where will Paul Manafort's indictment lead?30 October 2017
    48:22
  9. 17.
    Tom Steyer: Impeaching the president is a moral issue27 October 2017
    49:06
  10. 18.
    How big is California’s opioid crisis?26 October 2017
    47:45
  11. 19.
    Blind magician astounds with amazing card tricks!25 October 2017
    48:33
  12. 20.
    Why a small Montana energy company is rebuilding Puerto Rico's power grid24 October 2017
    47:44
  13. 21.
    On encountering James Toback: 'I wanted to crawl into a hole and die'23 October 2017
    47:20
  14. 22.
    In Todd Haynes’s ‘Wonderstruck,’ two deaf kids look for meaning in New York20 October 2017
    49:19
  15. 23.
    What are U.S. troops doing in Niger?19 October 2017
    47:20
  16. 24.
    The decline of American manufacturing18 October 2017
    47:48
  17. 25.
    Why is it so hard to publish stories critical of powerful men?17 October 2017
    48:04
  18. 26.
    Can Kevin de Leon unseat Sen. Dianne Feinstein?16 October 2017
    48:46
  19. 27.
    NorCal fires: Melted motorcycles, raining embers13 October 2017
    49:03
  20. 28.
    Depeche Mode's Martin Gore on 'Spirit,' and getting more political12 October 2017
    47:38
  21. 29.
    Women filmmakers on Hollywood, harassment and sexism11 October 2017
    47:57
  22. 30.
    Will Harvey Weinstein be prosecuted?10 October 2017
    48:22
  23. 31.
    Dianne Feinstein's impact on California and the Democratic Party9 October 2017
    47:38
  24. 32.
    St. Vincent on pop music and pills9 October 2017
    49:15
  25. 33.
    An incomplete profile of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock5 October 2017
    49:34
  26. 34.
    Vegas ER doctor: Every organ that could have been hit was hit4 October 2017
    49:45
  27. 35.
    Will Las Vegas push Congress to act on gun laws?3 October 2017
    46:27
  28. 36.
    What we know about the Las Vegas mass shooting2 October 2017
    47:14
  29. 37.
    New documentary chases Laird Hamilton, big wave chaser29 September 2017
    49:22
  30. 38.
    Hugh Hefner: Civil rights pioneer or misogynist?28 September 2017
    50:04
  31. 39.
    College basketball scandal heats up27 September 2017
    49:50
  32. 40.
    Puerto Rico struggles to recover26 September 2017
    48:45
  33. 41.
    Tensions with North Korea escalate further25 September 2017
    48:08
  34. 42.
    McCain sinks Obamacare repeal, again22 September 2017
    47:48
  35. 43.
    Puerto Rico is devastated by Hurricane Maria21 September 2017
    47:50
  36. 44.
    Aftermath of the 7.1 magnitude quake in Mexico20 September 2017
    40:03
  37. 45.
    Katy Tur fights back in new memoir about covering Trump19 September 2017
    41:21
  38. 46.
    Politics at the Emmys18 September 2017
    45:02
  39. 47.
    Saying goodbye to Cassini15 September 2017
    42:45
  40. 48.
    How free speech has changed at Berkeley: 1960s v. today14 September 2017
    44:33
  41. 49.
    How viable is Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare for All' plan?13 September 2017
    44:06
  42. 50.
    How risky is facial recognition technology?12 September 2017
    48:27
  43. 51.
    Facing Irma in the Caribbean11 September 2017
    50:22
  44. 52.
    How cities can prepare for natural disasters8 September 2017
    50:38
  45. 53.
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos takes on Title IX7 September 2017
    49:34
  46. 54.
    Uncertainty over DACA: What will Dreamers and Congress do?6 September 2017
    47:37
  47. 55.
    Is DACA unconstitutional?5 September 2017
    48:47
  48. 56.
    Coping in Houston, a week after evacuation1 September 2017
    49:29
  49. 57.
    What are the ongoing threats to health, safety and shelter after Harvey?31 August 2017
    47:22
  50. 58.
    Disaster relief in the wake of Harvey30 August 2017
    47:37
  51. 59.
    How Houston, New Orleans, and Los Angeles are vulnerable to flooding29 August 2017
    51:14
  52. 60.
    On the ground in Houston with the rescued and the rescuers28 August 2017
    48:40
  53. 61.
    What's a Republican?25 August 2017
    47:19
  54. 62.
    How will California’s national monuments change under Trump?24 August 2017
    47:18
  55. 63.
    What's the future of the LA Times?23 August 2017
    46:58
  56. 64.
    What road diets mean for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians22 August 2017
    46:59
  57. 65.
    Emmy nominee Sterling K. Brown is optimistic about black stories on TV21 August 2017
    47:45
  58. 66.
    What does Bannon's departure mean for the White House and right-wing media?18 August 2017
    46:54
  59. 67.
    Zealous, terrifying women: Ann Dowd on her Emmy-nominated performances17 August 2017
    48:52
  60. 68.
    Trump's rise and America's fall16 August 2017
    48:27
  61. 69.
    Trump's off-the-cuff news conference: Alt-left, neo-Nazis and Charlottesville15 August 2017
    52:46
  62. 70.
    The White House and white supremacy after Charlottesville violence14 August 2017
    48:39
  63. 71.
    How an amateur cyclist uncovered Russia's massive doping scheme11 August 2017
    49:30
  64. 72.
    What do North Koreans think about Trump's saber rattling?10 August 2017
    49:36
  65. 73.
    Google's diversity problem9 August 2017
    46:53
  66. 74.
    Jeffrey Tambor on how 'Transparent' changed his life8 August 2017
    48:19
  67. 75.
    Is this the most Evangelical White House ever?7 August 2017
    48:46
  68. 76.
    Attorney General cracks down on leakers4 August 2017
    47:12
  69. 77.
    What we learn from transcript of Trump and Pena Nieto call3 August 2017
    48:03
  70. 78.
    Should the U.S. base its immigration system on Canada's?2 August 2017
    49:12
  71. 79.
    Are we in a new Cold War with Russia?1 August 2017
    48:26
  72. 80.
    LA 2028: Summer Olympics comes to Los Angeles31 July 2017
    48:43
  73. 81.
    Is Anthony Scaramucci's tirade part of his communications strategy?28 July 2017
    50:12
  74. 82.
    Will iPhone manufacturer's $10 billion investment in U.S. come through?27 July 2017
    48:08
  75. 83.
    Teju Cole on finding meaning in the invisibile26 July 2017
    49:52
  76. 84.
    New comic envisions California seceding from the U.S.25 July 2017
    49:44
  77. 85.
    Did USC violate medical ethics?24 July 2017
    48:00
  78. 86.
    Can the president legally pardon himself?21 July 2017
    52:17
  79. 87.
    Betye Saar on a life of confronting racism through art20 July 2017
    52:24
  80. 88.
    What it means to reject the Asian American community you grew up in19 July 2017
    51:50
  81. 89.
    The politics of Repeal-and-Replace18 July 2017
    52:52
  82. 90.
    Looking for answers to a troubling police shooting in Inglewood17 July 2017
    49:07
  83. 91.
    The challenges of depicting sexual assault on screen14 July 2017
    51:27
  84. 92.
    'Chasing Coral' puts spotlight on vanishing coral reefs13 July 2017
    52:36
  85. 93.
    The Russian side of Trump Jr.'s meeting12 July 2017
    51:37
  86. 94.
    Do scare tactics make people care about climate change?11 July 2017
    51:30
  87. 95.
    Marine Corps suspected suicide reveals brutal culture of hazing10 July 2017
    50:40
  88. 96.
    'California's Gold' cameraman reminisces7 July 2017
    51:59
  89. 97.
    What's at stake as Trump meets Putin?6 July 2017
    51:42
  90. 98.
    David Sedaris on finding humor in the details5 July 2017
    51:22
  91. 99.
    Humans on Mars and Rosa Parks' pancakes3 July 2017
    54:13
  92. 100.
    From Syria to America: Creating a new life in the age of Trump30 June 2017
    51:45

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