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Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Madeleine Brand hosts Press Play, examining the latest ideas and trends shaping our world and Los Angeles. Streaming & podcast daily at KCRW.com.

Latest Episodes

Public school in LA starts next month. No one knows what it’ll look like

School is scheduled to begin on August 18 for more than half a million students in LAUSD. Howard Blume, LA Times education reporter, talks about whether students might have a staggered schedule for in-person classes, whether states can override...

49 MIN9 h ago
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Public school in LA starts next month. No one knows what it’ll look like

LA County can’t keep up with coronavirus testing demand

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. Months into the pandemic, the U.S. still isn’t testing enough to keep up with demand and...

50 MIN1 d ago
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LA County can’t keep up with coronavirus testing demand

US government pours $10 million into vaccine project

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. Coronavirus has become the defining issue of the 2020 election, and presidential candidate Joe...

50 MIN2 d ago
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US government pours $10 million into vaccine project

Aerosol transmission of COVID-19

More than 200 scientists are demanding the World Health Organization revise its COVID-19 safety recommendations, which are currently not geared toward aerosols. San Diego-based scientist Kimberly Prather says when an asymptomatic person speaks, they...

50 MIN3 d ago
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Aerosol transmission of COVID-19

John Fremont played a key role in California becoming a state

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. And he and his wife Jessie were one of America’s first celebrity couples.

14 MIN6 d ago
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John Fremont played a key role in California becoming a state

Sheila Kuehl on more COVID shutdowns, mask enforcement, testing

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 between the city and county over testing.

50 MIN1 w ago
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Sheila Kuehl on more COVID shutdowns, mask enforcement, testing

LAUSD police fund is cut by $25 million. How that affects officers’ work on campus

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. KCRW looks at what went into the decision, and how it affects what officers will do.

49 MIN1 w ago
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LAUSD police fund is cut by $25 million. How that affects officers’ work on campus

Superspreaders might be responsible for most COVID-19 cases

California reported more than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday — the largest daily jump so far. Other parts of the U.S. are seeing COVID-19 spikes too, including Texas, Arizona, and Florida. This might be due to a small fraction of people...

49 MIN1 w ago
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Superspreaders might be responsible for most COVID-19 cases

Music for today’s protests against police violence

Streams for Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Alright” skyrocketed as protests broke out following the death of George Floyd. However, music critic Craig Jenkins says Lamar’s message is outdated. Jenkins explains why tracks by Lil Baby and Meek...

49 MIN1 w ago
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Music for today’s protests against police violence

The future of Obamacare during COVID-19

The Trump administration filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court on Thursday night, arguing that Obamacare should be tossed out. Meanwhile, millions of newly unemployed Americans have signed up for it. Enrollments are up nearly 50% this year.

50 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The future of Obamacare during COVID-19

Latest Episodes

Public school in LA starts next month. No one knows what it’ll look like

School is scheduled to begin on August 18 for more than half a million students in LAUSD. Howard Blume, LA Times education reporter, talks about whether students might have a staggered schedule for in-person classes, whether states can override...

49 MIN9 h ago
Comments
Public school in LA starts next month. No one knows what it’ll look like

LA County can’t keep up with coronavirus testing demand

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. Months into the pandemic, the U.S. still isn’t testing enough to keep up with demand and...

50 MIN1 d ago
Comments
LA County can’t keep up with coronavirus testing demand

US government pours $10 million into vaccine project

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. Coronavirus has become the defining issue of the 2020 election, and presidential candidate Joe...

50 MIN2 d ago
Comments
US government pours $10 million into vaccine project

Aerosol transmission of COVID-19

More than 200 scientists are demanding the World Health Organization revise its COVID-19 safety recommendations, which are currently not geared toward aerosols. San Diego-based scientist Kimberly Prather says when an asymptomatic person speaks, they...

50 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Aerosol transmission of COVID-19

John Fremont played a key role in California becoming a state

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. And he and his wife Jessie were one of America’s first celebrity couples.

14 MIN6 d ago
Comments
John Fremont played a key role in California becoming a state

Sheila Kuehl on more COVID shutdowns, mask enforcement, testing

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 between the city and county over testing.

50 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Sheila Kuehl on more COVID shutdowns, mask enforcement, testing

LAUSD police fund is cut by $25 million. How that affects officers’ work on campus

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. KCRW looks at what went into the decision, and how it affects what officers will do.

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
LAUSD police fund is cut by $25 million. How that affects officers’ work on campus

Superspreaders might be responsible for most COVID-19 cases

California reported more than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday — the largest daily jump so far. Other parts of the U.S. are seeing COVID-19 spikes too, including Texas, Arizona, and Florida. This might be due to a small fraction of people...

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Superspreaders might be responsible for most COVID-19 cases

Music for today’s protests against police violence

Streams for Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Alright” skyrocketed as protests broke out following the death of George Floyd. However, music critic Craig Jenkins says Lamar’s message is outdated. Jenkins explains why tracks by Lil Baby and Meek...

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Music for today’s protests against police violence

The future of Obamacare during COVID-19

The Trump administration filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court on Thursday night, arguing that Obamacare should be tossed out. Meanwhile, millions of newly unemployed Americans have signed up for it. Enrollments are up nearly 50% this year.

50 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The future of Obamacare during COVID-19
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