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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.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson was a frequent guest on Bubba The Love Sponge Show about a decade ago, where he made many misogynistic, racist and homophobic comments.

How Fox News’ Tucker Carlson went from conservative talk show host to alt-right darling

Fox News host Tucker Carlson was a frequent guest on Bubba The Love Sponge Show about a decade ago, where he made many misogynistic, racist and homophobic comments.

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Canadian comedy “Workin’ Moms” is in its third season. The show, which gained attention in the U.S. after Netflix picked it up, follows four women and their lives after giving birth.

Catherine Reitman mines her real life as the star and creator of ‘Workin’ Moms’

Canadian comedy “Workin’ Moms” is in its third season. The show, which gained attention in the U.S. after Netflix picked it up, follows four women and their lives after giving birth.

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Devin Nunes, ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, is suing Twitter for $250 million.

California Congressman Devin Nunes sues Twitter

Devin Nunes, ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, is suing Twitter for $250 million.

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Before he was president, Donald Trump was a failed casino magnate, who defaulted on loans. No bank on Wall Street would lend him money, except one.

Why Deutsche Bank loaned money to Trump even after he defaulted

Before he was president, Donald Trump was a failed casino magnate, who defaulted on loans. No bank on Wall Street would lend him money, except one.

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Canadian show “Workin’ Moms” gained attention in the U.S. after Netflix picked it up. Now in its third season, the show follows four women and their lives after giving birth.

Postpartum depression and the real-life inspiration for the TV show ‘Workin’ Moms’

Canadian show “Workin’ Moms” gained attention in the U.S. after Netflix picked it up. Now in its third season, the show follows four women and their lives after giving birth.

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White supremacy has deep roots in Australia and New Zealand, going back to when the British colonized both countries in the early 1800s.

The history of white supremacy in Australia and New Zealand

White supremacy has deep roots in Australia and New Zealand, going back to when the British colonized both countries in the early 1800s.

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Millennials always seem to be ruining something: the 9 to 5 work week, the diamond industry, dinner dates, napkins (they’d rather use paper towels).

Why millennials are burned out

Millennials always seem to be ruining something: the 9 to 5 work week, the diamond industry, dinner dates, napkins (they’d rather use paper towels).

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President Trump condemned Friday’s New Zealand mosque attack, but did not condemn the white supremacy motives of the gunman.

The link between Trump and white supremacists

President Trump condemned Friday’s New Zealand mosque attack, but did not condemn the white supremacy motives of the gunman.

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Double jeopardy, when you’re charged for the same crime twice, is illegal under the U.S. Constitution. Paul Manafort may be a victim of it.

Does Paul Manafort face double jeopardy if he goes to trial in New York?

Double jeopardy, when you’re charged for the same crime twice, is illegal under the U.S. Constitution. Paul Manafort may be a victim of it.

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Men tend to dominate the top spots in professional kitchens, and get the credit for pushing cuisine forward. But women have played a pivotal role in shaping the way we eat.

Women who changed what you eat

Men tend to dominate the top spots in professional kitchens, and get the credit for pushing cuisine forward. But women have played a pivotal role in shaping the way we eat.

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Women developed the coffee filter, the donut, mass-produced champagne, and modern Mexican food. A new book looks at these historic accomplishments.

How women changed what you eat (and how you eat it)

Women developed the coffee filter, the donut, mass-produced champagne, and modern Mexican food. A new book looks at these historic accomplishments.

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The blood testing startup Theranos was once valued at $9 billion. Its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, was once a celebrated tech entrepreneur.

The rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

The blood testing startup Theranos was once valued at $9 billion. Its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, was once a celebrated tech entrepreneur.

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Our critics review “The Aftermath,” which takes place after World War II, and tensions arise when a British colonel and his wife (Keira Knightley) must share a house with Germans; “Ash…

In ‘Ash Is Purest White,’ a Chinese Bonnie and Clyde

Our critics review “The Aftermath,” which takes place after World War II, and tensions arise when a British colonel and his wife (Keira Knightley) must share a house with Germans; “Ash…

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At least 49 people died in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Authorities identified the heavily-armed shooter as a 28-year-old Australian.

The central role of social media in the terrorist attack in New Zealand

At least 49 people died in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Authorities identified the heavily-armed shooter as a 28-year-old Australian.

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Students have filed a class-action lawsuit against the universities named in the college bribery scandal, which includes Stanford, USC and UCLA.

How rich parents game the college admissions system -- legally

Students have filed a class-action lawsuit against the universities named in the college bribery scandal, which includes Stanford, USC and UCLA.

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Students have filed a class-action lawsuit against the universities named in the college bribery scandal, which includes Stanford, USC and UCLA.

The legal ways rich students get into colleges even if they’re unqualified

Students have filed a class-action lawsuit against the universities named in the college bribery scandal, which includes Stanford, USC and UCLA.

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said this week that the agency will put humans on the moon again by 2028; and that this time, “we will stay.”

‘Apollo 11’ features new footage of the 1969 moon landing mission

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said this week that the agency will put humans on the moon again by 2028; and that this time, “we will stay.”

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Yiyun Li, a celebrated Chinese American author and MacArthur “Genius” fellow, has thought a lot about how depression and suicide affects a family.

In ‘Where Reasons End,’ conversations about life and death, and the danger of perfectionism

Yiyun Li, a celebrated Chinese American author and MacArthur “Genius” fellow, has thought a lot about how depression and suicide affects a family.

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Remember that giant homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River last year?

Year-long investigation into OC homeless shelters finds appalling conditions

Remember that giant homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River last year?

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Remember that giant homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River that officials cleared out last year?

Some OC homeless shelters are worse than jail, say residents

Remember that giant homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River that officials cleared out last year?

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