KCRW's Press Play with Madeleine Brand
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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.
||Press Play Replay: Graffiti in National Parks, and the Path of Levitated Mass||Press Play is off for the Fourth of July, and so we are hosting a replay today. From our archives, we revisit the artists Noah Purifoy and Michael Heizer, graffiti artist Mr. Andre, and memoirist Alexandra Fuller.||7/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Airline Fares, Amy Winehouse Doc, and KCRW in Berlin: Surveillance||The DOJ is investigating four major airlines for collusion. Just how do airlines set fare prices anyway? And KCRW is in Berlin: Madeleine tours the former Stasi prison, where the East German Secret Police held and interrogated political prisoners.||7/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Making LA: Government and KCRW in Berlin: German Techno||In the third installment of our new series ?Making LA,? we discuss everyone?s favorite topic: government. Then, Madeleine Brand and KCRW?s Jason Bentley take us to the famous Tresor club in Berlin, to talk about German techno, and the real history of w||7/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Biofueled Planes, Criminal Sentencing by Computer, and Apple Music||Sometime this summer, United Airlines will start a regular flight between L.A. and San Francisco powered, at least partly, by biofuels. Also, KCRW is in Berlin: Madeleine Brand sits down with novelist Nell Zink to discuss her new novel Mislaid.||6/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Air Rule Overturned, City Council Change and Berlin Architecture||L.A. City Council members Tom LaBonge and Bernard Parks are retiring after more than 40 years in city government. What are their legacies, and what?s next at city hall? Also, KCRW is in Berlin: Madeleine sits down with the U.S. Ambassador to Germany to d||6/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gay Marriage Legalized, the NBA Draft, and Nina Simone||The U.S. Supreme Court has legalized gay marriage. We look at the long legal and social evolution that led up to the ruling.||6/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||SCOTUS Upholds Obamacare and Rules on Fair Housing, and 'The Tribe'||The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision upholding the Affordable Care Act in its current form. The justices also ruled on a case involving the Fair Housing Act. What does it all mean for citizens?||6/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Making LA: Traffic, the Hit and Run Problem and Berlin in Hollywood||Press Play continues its series, ?Making LA,? with a look at traffic in the city. Then, Los Angeles has more hit and runs per capita than any other American city. Why? Finally, Hollywood and Berlin have a long and mutually beneficial relationship when it||6/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Indian-American Politicians, Latino Voters and Summer Reading||Both Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley are governors of Southern states. And they?re also both Indian-Americans. What else do they have in common? Two Latinos are running for president - but are they saying what Latinos want to hear? Also: The history of Dole||6/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Confederate Flag Politics, SCOTUS Rules on L.A. Hotels and Taylor Swift||Why are politicians dodging questions about whether the confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol? Also, a look at the U.S. Supreme Court decisions handed down today, including one that overturns an L.A. law||6/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AME in L.A., Juneteenth, Plastic Surgery as Makeup and Friday Film||Vigils were held across the country last night for the shooting victims at the Emanuel Church in Charleston. We talk to a pastor at an AME Church here in Southern California. Then why isn?t 'Juneteenth,' the day marking the end of slavery in America, an||6/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Remembering Rev. Pinckney, Racist Extremism and Supreme Court Decisions||We start today with a remembrance of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, one of the nine victims of last night?s shooting rampage in Charleston, South Carolina. Then, does alleged killer Dylan Roof?s apparent racism reflect a larger strain of violent extremism i||6/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||L.A.'s Homeless Encampments, 'Making L.A.' and the Powerbrokers of Art Basel||The L.A. City Council yesterday voted on two new measures that would make it easier for authorities to break up homeless encampments. But would the ordinances make necessary improvements to our streets, or criminalize homelessness?||6/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||St. Louis Cardinals Hacking Investigation, Gap Closing Stores, and the Mayor's Agenda||The St. Louis Cardinals are being investigated for hacking into computers of the Houston Astros and stealing information about trades, statistics and more. What could the fallout be?||6/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rachel Dolezal and Race Identity, 'Game of Thrones,' and Border Shootings||We discuss Rachel Dolezal, the former Washington state NAACP chapter head who apparently pretended to be black, and how her story reflects larger questions about racial identity in the U.S.||6/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Iraq's Forever War, Detainee Memories, Whole Foods vs. Farmers||Obama announced this week that he?s sending another 450 troops to Iraq. Why, and will we ever see a true end date to our involvement there? Also, why is Whole Foods battling with organic farmers?||6/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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||A Crowded GOP Field, 'The Theft of Memory,' and Hollywood Fringe Fest||We take a deep dive into the now crowded field of Republican presidential hopefuls. Who?s in the mix and what promises are they making? Also, two feminist writers weigh in with different perspectives on Caitlyn Jenner?s Vanity Fair cover and interview.||6/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Pools and Segregation, Vincent Bugliosi Dies, and the Primates of Park Avenue||The town of McKinney, Texas is in the news after a video surfaced over the weekend of a white police officer using force on a group of black teens at a pool party. We look at the surprisingly intertwined history of public pools and segregation.||6/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lowering L.A. Student Standards, Leaving New Delhi and 'Dietland'||Today we start with two education stories. First, the Los Angeles Unified School District is considering this week whether to lower its college prep course grade requirement from a C to a D. Why aren?t students making the cut? Then, student debt for coll||6/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||University Endowments, Befriending a Hacker, Movies and Purifoy at LACMA||Harvard and USC recently received multi-million-dollar donations. But how much money do these schools need, and why don?t large endowments translate into lower tuition?||6/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tracking the Red Cross' Haiti Funds, Sheryl Sandberg on Grief, and Brian Wilson||The Red Cross raised half a billion dollars in aid money to help Haiti recover from its devastating 2010 earthquake. But the charity only built six houses in the country, and now it?s pulling out. Where did all the money go? We hear from one of the inves||6/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Landlords, New Crowdfunding Rules for Movies, LA River Opens For Summer||Long Beach renters are fighting for better living conditions. The city?s stepping in, but renters say it isn?t enough. Then, new rules might revolutionize crowdfunding. We talk about how this will affect the film industry.||6/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Blatter Resigns, a TSA Overhaul, Eddie Izzard and Trans Vocabulary||FIFA president Sepp Blatter is resigning amid a corruption scandal. After the TSA?s failed security tests, its director steps down. Also, comedian Eddie Izzard discusses his latest show, ?Force Majeure.?||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||SCOTUS Rules on Abercrombie, Lane-Splitting and the Colorado River||A two-part look at the U.S. Supreme Court. First, what are the implications of today?s rulings on cases involving Abercrombie & Fitch and Facebook? Then, an interview with the author of a new study showing that the court?s justices are making more pu||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Great Debut Great show
You guys are Awesome. I love the show, Madeline is a Ten. The topics are great, I'm from the Bay Area and even though you guys are based in so cal it's all news and topics I'm engaged to. It's a well produced show, only suggestion, add some flute to the outro music.
Brand plus Walsh = great show!
It's so nice to hear Ms. Brand back on the air, she was always one of my favorites. And producer Andrew Walsh puts his spin on it to create a show with more fun and variety than a lot of NPR shows. I'm excited to add this to my podcast rotation!