Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to Washington, U.S., May 17, 2017. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
The latest piece of bad news for President Trump is the reported existence of a memo that fired FBI Director James Comey wrote. The memo describes President Trump asking Comey to drop the FBI investigation into former NSA advisor Mike Flynn.
After Tuesday’s LA city election, it looks like charter school advocates will run the LA School Board. What will that mean for the district, which is losing money as more children go to charters? What will it mean for the teachers’ union?
In “The Lovers,” long-time married couple Michael and Mary can’t stand to be around each other, and both are having serious affairs. They say they’ll end the marriage as soon as they get through a visit from their college-aged son. Then a spontaneous moment of affection between them complicates matters.
It’s down to Los Angeles and Paris for the 2024 Olympics. It would be 100 years since Paris hosted, and 40 years since LA hosted. The 1984 Olympics here were a huge success, but now there are new challenges like terrorism.
More From Press Play with Madeleine Brand
What’s next for Rod Rosenstein and Brett Kavanaugh? We ask what happens if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resigns or is fired later this week. We also discuss Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is facing a second allegation of sexual misconduct. Deborah Ramirez says Kavanaugh exposed himself at a party during his freshman year at Yale. Kavanaugh denies it happened, and calls it a smear.
Drug education in the era of legal weed D.A.R.E. was once the most widely used school-based substance abuse prevention program in the country, and it was invented right here in Los Angeles. With pot now legal here in California, LAUSD is trying more a more subtle approach to educating kids about the dangers of marijuana use.
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How parents across LA are talking about weed with their kids With the start of recreational cannabis sales earlier this year, Los Angeles became arguably the biggest legal marijuana market in the world. The state prohibits anyone under the age… Read More
LA teachers and students work to curb cannabis use On a sunny Saturday afternoon in September, about a dozen high school health teachers gathered around a semi-circle of tables at the Los Angeles Unified School District’s downtown headquarters. The… Read More