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.

Roger Ailes built Fox News and helped Donald Trump become president. Then Gretchen Carlson, former Fox and Friends co-host, filed a lawsuit accusing Ailes of sexual harassment.

'Bombshell': Sexism and sexual assault at Fox News

Roger Ailes built Fox News and helped Donald Trump become president. Then Gretchen Carlson, former Fox and Friends co-host, filed a lawsuit accusing Ailes of sexual harassment.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered a landslide victory for the Conservatives yesterday, centered around his signature campaign promise.

What’s next for Brexit, Scotland, and lessons for the US after the British elections

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered a landslide victory for the Conservatives yesterday, centered around his signature campaign promise.

The Trump Administration is lifting a five-year ban on hydraulic fracking and oil drilling on more than a million acres of federal land across Central California, specifically in…

President Trump opens California land for oil drilling after a five-year ban

The Trump Administration is lifting a five-year ban on hydraulic fracking and oil drilling on more than a million acres of federal land across Central California, specifically in…

Mexico City has 9 million people and 45 government-owned ambulances.

What it’s like running a private ambulance in Mexico City

Mexico City has 9 million people and 45 government-owned ambulances.

Our critics review “Uncut Gems,” starring Adam Sandler as a jewelry store owner and a compulsive gambler; “A Hidden Life,” a historical film by Terrence Malick about an Austrian farmer…

“Richard Jewell” smears a late journalist for no reason, critic says

Our critics review “Uncut Gems,” starring Adam Sandler as a jewelry store owner and a compulsive gambler; “A Hidden Life,” a historical film by Terrence Malick about an Austrian farmer…

Merriam-Webster updated the definition of "they" to include its use as a nonbinary pronoun.

The significance of ‘they’ as Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

Merriam-Webster updated the definition of "they" to include its use as a nonbinary pronoun.

Harvey Weinstein just reached a tentative settlement with more than 30 women he allegedly harassed: $25 million split between the women and Weinstein’s legal defense.

Harvey Weinstein doesn’t have to pay a dime in a tentative settlement

Harvey Weinstein just reached a tentative settlement with more than 30 women he allegedly harassed: $25 million split between the women and Weinstein’s legal defense.

Former New York City Mayor and presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg spoke in Stockton on Wednesday, after getting Mayor Michael Tubbs’ endorsement.

With Harris out and Bloomberg making a big push in California, where does that leave the primary race?

Former New York City Mayor and presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg spoke in Stockton on Wednesday, after getting Mayor Michael Tubbs’ endorsement.

President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order designed to combat anti-Semitism on college campuses by closing a loophole in the 1964 Civil Rights Act that prevents…

Trump wants to hold universities accountable for anti-Semitsm on campuses

President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order designed to combat anti-Semitism on college campuses by closing a loophole in the 1964 Civil Rights Act that prevents…

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.