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.

School is scheduled to begin on August 18 for more than half a million students in LAUSD.

LA officials say anyone can get tested for coronavirus, symptoms or no symptoms. But appointments are hard to come by, and results can lag by a week or more.

The Pentagon and the Department of Health and Human Services are leading “Operation Warp Speed,” a $10 billion program to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

More than 200 scientists are demanding the World Health Organization revise its COVID-19 safety recommendations, which are currently not geared toward aerosols.

John C. Fremont was instrumental in California becoming a state. He was one of the first two senators. He was the first Republican candidate for president in 1856.

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl talks about the recent COVID-19 surge, balancing the health crisis with the economic crisis, possible fines for not wearing masks, and mixed messaging…

The LAUSD board voted on Tuesday to cut $25 million from the school police budget. That’s a 35% decrease to a department that employs more than 450 officers.

California reported more than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday — the largest daily jump so far. Other parts of the U.S.