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.

Kathy Ternay’s Luxurious Salmon Salad recipe features a luxurious upgrade to the common pink fish, plus eggs pickled with beets.

How to make a luxurious salmon salad at home for Mother’s Day

Kathy Ternay’s Luxurious Salmon Salad recipe features a luxurious upgrade to the common pink fish, plus eggs pickled with beets.

PG&E agreed to pay more than $13 billion to victims of the Camp Fire and other recent fires in Northern California. The money was put in a special Fire Victims Trust.

PG&E agreed to pay billions to Camp Fire survivors. But lots of funds have gone to admin costs instead

PG&E agreed to pay more than $13 billion to victims of the Camp Fire and other recent fires in Northern California. The money was put in a special Fire Victims Trust.

The 23-ton, 10-story long rocket is currently traveling at about 18,000 miles per hour and is expected to fall in what’s called “an uncontrolled re-entry.”

China’s 10-ton space rocket is falling uncontrollably. Chances are it won’t hit you

The 23-ton, 10-story long rocket is currently traveling at about 18,000 miles per hour and is expected to fall in what’s called “an uncontrolled re-entry.”

Lithium is experiencing a gold rush as the U.S. transitions to electric cars.

Salton Sea could be a big source of lithium. What does mining it mean for the environment and economy?

Lithium is experiencing a gold rush as the U.S. transitions to electric cars.

Alberta King was the mother of Martin Luther King, Jr. Louise Little was the mom of Malcolm X. And Berdis Baldwin was mom to James Baldwin.

How mothers of MLK, Malcolm X and James Baldwin shaped their sons' activism

Alberta King was the mother of Martin Luther King, Jr. Louise Little was the mom of Malcolm X. And Berdis Baldwin was mom to James Baldwin.

Restaurants are hit hard by staff shortages right now. Nearly 2.5 million jobs in the industry were lost last year, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Restaurants are scrambling to hire bussers, waiters, and bartenders as economy reopens

Restaurants are hit hard by staff shortages right now. Nearly 2.5 million jobs in the industry were lost last year, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Actor Billy Porter talks about living in New York during the AIDS crisis, gender identity, and queer visibility in the media.

‘A plague that nobody wanted to talk about’: Billy Porter on AIDS crisis and art creating political change

Actor Billy Porter talks about living in New York during the AIDS crisis, gender identity, and queer visibility in the media.

Critics review “Wrath of Man,” director Guy Ritchie’s latest action-thriller starring Jason Statham as a mysterious security guard; “The Story of a Three Day Pass,” a restoration of…

‘Street Gang’ presses ‘nostalgia buttons’ to show the making of iconic kids’ show ‘Sesame Street,’ says critic

Critics review “Wrath of Man,” director Guy Ritchie’s latest action-thriller starring Jason Statham as a mysterious security guard; “The Story of a Three Day Pass,” a restoration of…

Shopping trends can now almost serve as markers for the different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. First, Americans rushed to buy toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

The latest COVID hot commodities? Apparently espresso machines, jacuzzis, and Rolex watches

Shopping trends can now almost serve as markers for the different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. First, Americans rushed to buy toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

LA County has moved to the least restrictive yellow tier in California’s reopening plan.

Economy reopens, but employers struggle to find workers

LA County has moved to the least restrictive yellow tier in California’s reopening plan.

The majestic California condor is the largest bird in North America. It’s also one of the most endangered species in nature.

Tehachapi Mountains woman battles California condors on her front deck

The majestic California condor is the largest bird in North America. It’s also one of the most endangered species in nature.

Latinos make up less than 40% of the California population — but more than 55% of the state’s coronavirus cases.

Vaccine misinformation targets Latinos. One woman struggles to convince her dad to get the shot

Latinos make up less than 40% of the California population — but more than 55% of the state’s coronavirus cases.

The board of the Los Angeles Unified School District was considering extending the academic year by a few weeks to make up for pandemic learning loss.

LAUSD isn’t extending the school year but is looking for a new superintendent

The board of the Los Angeles Unified School District was considering extending the academic year by a few weeks to make up for pandemic learning loss.

On his website, former President Trump joined other Republicans in calling for Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney to be removed from her leadership position in the House.

Amid Liz Cheney v. Donald Trump feud, GOP is still figuring out its future

On his website, former President Trump joined other Republicans in calling for Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney to be removed from her leadership position in the House.

The divide over Trumpism is growing, even as the ex-president’s removal from mainstream social media looks increasingly permanent.

Facebook’s Oversight Board upholds temporary ban of Trump. The ex-president may be able to skirt it

The divide over Trumpism is growing, even as the ex-president’s removal from mainstream social media looks increasingly permanent.

New research from UCLA suggests that offering incentives could help get more shots into weary arms.

Cash, gift cards, free beer: Possible incentives for skeptics to get COVID vaccines

New research from UCLA suggests that offering incentives could help get more shots into weary arms.

LA County has had two straight days of zero COVID-19 deaths.

California cases plunge, LA has no deaths in past 2 days. How did we turn it around with COVID?

LA County has had two straight days of zero COVID-19 deaths.

Some countries are begging the U.S. to help with coronavirus vaccine supplies to help them curb surges.

Will President Biden loosen patent restrictions on COVID vaccines?

Some countries are begging the U.S. to help with coronavirus vaccine supplies to help them curb surges.

“Keeping up with the Kardashians” is ending after 14 years and 20 seasons. The show became a massive hit when it debuted in 2007.

How the Kardashians came to rule TV and pop culture

“Keeping up with the Kardashians” is ending after 14 years and 20 seasons. The show became a massive hit when it debuted in 2007.

The median home price is $758,990, which is up nearly 24% from a year ago, according to The California Association of Realtors.

Buying a home in California is like speed dating, as demand explodes

The median home price is $758,990, which is up nearly 24% from a year ago, according to The California Association of Realtors.