ON AIR
00:00:00 | 3:02:50

DONATE!

close

FROM THIS EPISODE

Picture courtesy of futureatlas.com

What happens to California if there's a trade war with China? 9 MIN, 6 SEC

Donald Trump is talking about a 45 percent tariff on imported goods from China. He’s picked a China hardliner to run the National Trade Council. How will that affect California’s tech, film and food products?

Guests:
Clayton Dube, University of Southern California (@claydube)

California town wins major court victory against Shell Oil Co. 6 MIN, 12 SEC

A jury awarded the tiny town of Clovis $22 million over the cleanup of a toxic chemical found in the city’s drinking water wells. The case is one of a few dozen that have been filed against Shell and Dow Chemical in California since 2000.

Guests:
Andrea Castillo, Fresno Bee Reporter

More:
Clovis wins $22 million against Shell Oil over toxic drinking water

Why are straight rural men are having sex with men? 7 MIN, 42 SEC

New research finds that some men who consider themselves straight are having regular sex with other men. This is in conservative suburban neighborhoods, biker gangs and rural America.

Guests:
Jesse Singal, New York Magazine (@jessesingal)

More:
Why Straight Rural Men Have Gay ‘Bud-Sex’ With Each Other

Holiday films, from action to indie 15 MIN, 20 SEC

Our film critics review “Passengers,” starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt; “Fences,” adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning play by August Wilson; “Ordinary Women,” an indie set in 1970s Santa Barbara; and more.

Guests:
Christy Lemire, What The Flick?! (@christylemire)
Miri Jedeikin, Movies with Miri (@mirithejedi)

How the McRib became a cult holiday favorite 10 MIN

A Santa Clarita woman became obsessed with the McRib. She lobbied to have it reinstated at her local Mcdonald’s.

Guests:
Peter Gilstrap, Writer and radio producer

More:
The missing McRib: One woman’s quest for holiday happiness

Subscribe to the 5 Things To Do newsletter

Never miss the best of what to do with your free time.

 

More From Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Latest From KCRW

View Schedule

Events

View All Events

iTUNES SPOTIFY
AMAZON RDIO
FACEBOOK TWITTER

Player Embed Code

COPY EMBED