Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Host Madeleine Brand looks at news, culture and emerging trends through the lens of Los Angeles.

We have cars that run on food, like used french fry oil, corn, and even chocolate. Why not start making cars out of food too? That’s what Ford wants to do.

Ford wants to make car parts out of coffee waste

We have cars that run on food, like used french fry oil, corn, and even chocolate. Why not start making cars out of food too? That’s what Ford wants to do.

One of the key players putting Trump’s border policies into effect is consulting giant McKinsey & Company.

McKinsey & Company’s ties to ICE, opioid makers and foreign governments

One of the key players putting Trump’s border policies into effect is consulting giant McKinsey & Company.

At least 10 women have accused Tony Robbins of either sexual harassment or general mistreatment.

Self-help guru Tony Robbins is accused of inappropriate sexual contact

At least 10 women have accused Tony Robbins of either sexual harassment or general mistreatment.

Santa Barbara County is a prime destination for weekend getaways, known for its picturesque beaches and vineyards.

Santa Barbara County is experiencing some of the fastest rising temperatures in the U.S.

Santa Barbara County is a prime destination for weekend getaways, known for its picturesque beaches and vineyards.

The Trump administration is now sending asylum seekers to Guatemala, even if they’re not from there.

U.S. sends asylum seekers to Guatemala, even if they’re not from there

The Trump administration is now sending asylum seekers to Guatemala, even if they’re not from there.

Four years ago, Southern California craft brewer Ballast Point was sold for $1 billion. The person who bought it also owned Corona, Pacifico and Modelo.

Chicago microbrewery buys one of the biggest names in craft beer

Four years ago, Southern California craft brewer Ballast Point was sold for $1 billion. The person who bought it also owned Corona, Pacifico and Modelo.

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” celebrated its 30th birthday on Sunday. It’s ABC’s longest running primetime entertainment program.

The staying power of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’

“America’s Funniest Home Videos” celebrated its 30th birthday on Sunday. It’s ABC’s longest running primetime entertainment program.

Two articles of impeachment were announced today against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Rep. Adam Schiff on Democrats’ articles of impeachment against Trump

Two articles of impeachment were announced today against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Attorney General William Barr wasn’t pleased with Monday’s Inspector General report: “I think when you step back here and say, ‘What was this all based on?,’ it’s not sufficient.

William Barr amps up his defense of President Trump

Attorney General William Barr wasn’t pleased with Monday’s Inspector General report: “I think when you step back here and say, ‘What was this all based on?,’ it’s not sufficient.

We look at the historical precedent leading up to today’s impeachment announcement against Trump.

How do today’s articles of impeachment compare to those of the past?

We look at the historical precedent leading up to today’s impeachment announcement against Trump.

The Washington Post released a bombshell report this morning, showing that the U.S.

U.S. government hasn’t been telling the truth about the war in Afghanistan, report shows

The Washington Post released a bombshell report this morning, showing that the U.S.

The impeachment inquiry into President Trump continues today with a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Evidence to support impeachment is brought before the House Judiciary Committee

The impeachment inquiry into President Trump continues today with a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

The Justice Department released its highly anticipated report on the FBI’s investigation into possible ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

Inspector General: There was no FBI plot to undermine the Trump campaign, but mistakes were made

The Justice Department released its highly anticipated report on the FBI’s investigation into possible ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

Mary J. Blige released her first album in 1992, and the awards rained down.

The career and influence of Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige released her first album in 1992, and the awards rained down.

Three thousand reported sexual assaults happened during Uber rides last year, according to a    study    Uber released on Thursday.

How is Uber making rides safer?

Three thousand reported sexual assaults happened during Uber rides last year, according to a study Uber released on Thursday.

November jobs numbers are out. Employers added more than 260,000 new jobs, and unemployment is now at 3.5%, the lowest it’s been since 1969.

U.S. reaches lowest unemployment rate since 1969

November jobs numbers are out. Employers added more than 260,000 new jobs, and unemployment is now at 3.5%, the lowest it’s been since 1969.

Our critics review “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” about forbidden love between a painter and her subject, who’s also a woman; “The Aeronauts,” about a real-life British scientist who…

Critic: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ makes tropes of trashy romance novels unbearably real

Our critics review “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” about forbidden love between a painter and her subject, who’s also a woman; “The Aeronauts,” about a real-life British scientist who…

The deadline to apply for any University of California school was last Sunday.

UC admission rates have plummeted, so what should anxious students and parents do?

The deadline to apply for any University of California school was last Sunday.

Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan took the stand in Wednesday’s impeachment hearing to share her legal expertise on the process.

Stanford professor Pamela Karlan draws big attention at House Judiciary impeachment hearing

Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan took the stand in Wednesday’s impeachment hearing to share her legal expertise on the process.

In the early 2000s, the lives of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears were a tabloid obsession.

Britney and Lindsay were tabloid fodder -- until Instagram came along

In the early 2000s, the lives of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears were a tabloid obsession.