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.

Four upcoming festivals will make you remember why you love music so much: This Ain't No Picnic, Desert Daze, Ohana Festival, and Primavera Sound.

Street racers have performed stunts, donuts, and burnouts on the 6th Street Viaduct, drawing the attention of the LAPD and national news outlets.

Beyonce’s latest album “Renaissance” is a celebration of Black queer culture that weaves disco, house, and ballroom. It’s an homage to the legends who came before her.

“Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington” details the brave and sometimes salacious characters of Washington D.C.’s gay culture during the 20th century.

Nearly 85 kids globally now have monkeypox, says the World Health Organization. There are concerns that the disease may spread as kids return to classes and are in close contact.

“Do The Work! An Antiracist Activity Book” features comedy, crosswords, cutouts, and even a white supremacy word search. It’s written by CNN host W.

“Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls,” an Emmy-nominated reality competition show, documents the pop star’s quest to find the next talented addition to her dance crew.

Comedian Cristela Alonzo talks about her childhood without financial security or health insurance, and the responsibility she shouldered as a first-generation Mexican American.