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.

Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who led the investigation into President Clinton that resulted in his impeachment, is now part of President Trump’s defense team.

House prosecutors marched to the Senate today, where Adam Schiff, House Intelligence Chairman and the trial’s lead prosecutor, read aloud the two charges against Trump.

The House has voted to send the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate.

Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks with us about his endorsements for presidential candidate Joe Biden and LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey. We also discuss housing and homelessness.

Governor Gavin Newsom launched a week-long homelessness tour today. California has more than 150,000 people living on the streets -- and a multi-billion dollar surplus.

California Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2020 budget exceeds $220 billion. He wants to devote a billion of that to helping the homeless.

The United States and Iran have been enemies since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. But our relationship with Iran is much more complicated.

Today President Trump announced no new military strikes against Iran for Tuesday’s rocket attack, but he will impose new sanctions. We find out what that means.