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.

On this day after Thanksgiving, Press Play rebroadcasts some favorite interviews from the last few months.

Because of COVID-19, about 40% of adults are canceling or postponing their regular medical appointments, according to the Centers for Disease Control .

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

Public health officials have suspended outdoor dining in LA County for the next three weeks — starting 10 p.m. this Wednesday. Restaurants are still allowed to do takeout and delivery.

Governor Gavin Newsom just announced a mandatory stay-at-home order for most of the state from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This begins Saturday and will last for one month.

Feelings of loneliness and depression have intensified during the pandemic, and not seeing any end to COVID-19 adds to the anxiety.

LA Opera ’s first production since the coronavirus pandemic hit, “ The Anonymous Lover ,” was written by 18th century composer Joseph Bologne.

California on Monday recorded its highest number of new cases since the pandemic began — more than 13,000 .