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Madeleine Brand examines the latest ideas and trends that are shaping our world and shaping Los Angeles. Madeleine talks with news makers, big thinkers, and everyday people as we map out our modern world. Monday through Friday, noon-1pm.

Madeleine Brand examines the latest ideas and trends that are shaping our world and shaping Los Angeles. Madeleine talks with news makers, big thinkers, and everyday people as we map out our modern world. Monday through Friday, noon-1pm.
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Santa Monica, CA

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KCRW

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Madeleine Brand examines the latest ideas and trends that are shaping our world and shaping Los Angeles. Madeleine talks with news makers, big thinkers, and everyday people as we map out our modern world. Monday through Friday, noon-1pm.

Language:

English


Episodes

Marrying an American doesn't save you from deportation

4/20/2018
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Marriage to an American citizen is no longer a surefire path to a green card. ICE agents are now arresting people who show up for their marriage interviews with immigration officials.

Duration:00:49:36

Sexual harassment at Coachella

4/19/2018
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The experience for women at Coachella is filled with stories of groping and unwanted touching. Could the festival be doing more to prevent seuxal harrassment?

Duration:00:50:45

Pop icon Grace Jones -- on and off the stage

4/18/2018
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A new documentary looks at the life of Grace Jones, who had a strict pentecostal upbringing in Jamaica, but rejected it to become a pop star. The film includes footage from her concerts and intimate scenes with her family.

Duration:00:50:39

Mayor Garcetti on homelessness and his political future

4/17/2018
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Eric Garcetti talks about his call to end homelessness and what that looks like. He wants to put emergency shelters in every council district, and disputes criticism that 1500 beds is a drop in the bucket. Also: why won’t he call LA a sanctuary city, and what about running for president in 2020?

Duration:00:50:41

How Beverly Hills unleashed the political power of celebrities

4/16/2018
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Despite its small size, the city of Beverly Hills packs a lot of political power. That’s not a surprise, given the big names who live there. But the Beverly Hills we know today may never have existed if it weren’t for a group of stars who fought to keep the city independent.

Duration:00:50:35

When it comes to privacy, are Comcast and Verizon worse than Facebook?

4/13/2018
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There’s been a lot of concern about Facebook, with Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Up to 87 million users had their data collected without their permission. But other companies are collecting reams of data on users too, such as Google, Comcast, Verizon.

Duration:00:50:14

Backroom deals between animal shelters and dog breeders

4/12/2018
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Dog rescue groups have long denounced commercial breeders for mistreating animals. But one reporter found that some of the same rescue groups who criticize breeders are buying dogs from them at auctions, sometimes for thousands of dollars, and selling them as rescue dogs.

Duration:00:49:01

Would you house a homeless person in your backyard?

4/11/2018
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LA officials are giving homeowners an incentive to build a small unit on their property for a homeless person. We talk about how that’s worked in Seattle with a woman who’s done it.

Duration:00:51:52

Molly Ringwald has her #MeToo moment with the 80s films that made her a star

4/10/2018
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Molly Ringwald has written an essay in this week’s New Yorker, in which she looks back at her teenage self through her adult eyes. The result is a lot of ambivalence about the John Hughes movies she starred in, including “Sixteen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club.”

Gaming the college admissions game

4/9/2018
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High school seniors are finding out which colleges have accepted -- or rejected -- them. Some say the whole admissions process is set up for the privileged. We get suggestions for change.

Duration:00:50:13

Chris O'Dowd on his new film about grief and loss

4/6/2018
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You might remember Chris O’Dowd as the the friendly Irish cop in “Bridesmaids.” But in the new film “Love After Love,” his character is dealing with the death of his father. In his grief, he lashes out at the people he loves most.

Duration:00:50:12

Chaos and danger on LA's Baxter Street

4/5/2018
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Baxter St. in Echo Park is steep and scary. Daredevil skateboarders take it on, and some unsuspecting drivers are sent there by Waze. Residents are fed up with the traffic and accidents. They met with the city to try to come up with solutions.

Duration:00:50:09

Inside the business of home abortions

4/4/2018
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We learn about a secret network of women providing cheap home abortions. What they’re doing is illegal in most states.

Duration:00:51:14

What's behind the teacher protests in red states?

4/3/2018
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Teachers are striking for a second day in Oklahoma, where years of budget cuts have forced one in five schools to operate on a four-day week. In Kentucky, thousands flooded the capital over changes to their pension plans yesterday. In Arizona, teachers are demanding a 20 percent pay hike.

Duration:00:50:20

HBO's Jimmy O. Yang on making immigrants sexy and funny

4/2/2018
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Jimmy O. Yang is best known as Jian Yang on HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” He talks about his journey from Hong Kong to LA, learning American culture by watching BET, getting in trouble with the border patrol, and why it’s so important to play immigrant characters.

Duration:00:52:06

Gender bias in the Marine Corps

3/30/2018
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Former Marines officer Kate Germano led the military’s only all-female recruit battalion. In one year, she turned a demoralized and underperforming group of women into qualified Marines. Then she got fired. She talks about gender bias in Marines training in her new memoir “Fight Like a Girl.”

Duration:00:50:19

The rise of women TV showrunners

3/29/2018
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From “Roseanne” to “Gilmore Girls” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” women showrunners like Roseanne Barr, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Shonda Rhimes have changed TV. A new book looks at how they’ve fought for creative control, struggled with being “liked,” and introduced more nuanced characters and stories.

Duration:00:49:47

Silicon Valley worker pushes for universal health coverage in California

3/28/2018
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Last year in Sacramento, state legislators shot down a proposal for single payer health care. But one unlikely man will not give up the fight.

Duration:00:50:40

The impact of adding a citizenship question to the U.S. Census

3/27/2018
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California is suing the Trump administration over adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Critics say it’s an unconstitutional effort to discourage participation in the nation’s head count. It’s a move that could cost California at least one seat in the House and potentially billions of dollars.

Duration:00:49:29

Following police violence, Oakland cafe won't serve cops

3/23/2018
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A cafe named Hasta Muerte in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood is refusing to serve police officers. The move has led to protests against the owners, and a renewed discussion about the role of police in the community.

Duration:00:49:52

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