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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

What both sides of the US-Mexico border look like as migrants arrive

11/16/2018
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The migrant caravan has started arriving at the border. Thousands are expected over the coming days in Tijuana, where there has already been violence between locals and migrants. North of the border, some 6000 U.S. troops have been waiting. We visit both sides.

Duration:00:49:25

Should we keep rebuilding in fire-prone Malibu?

11/15/2018
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Private firefighters successfully defended Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s $50 million mansion from the Woolsey Fire. Insurance companies with a lot at stake have recently started hiring private wildfire defense teams to protect their clients’ properties.

Duration:00:50:16

Why reading on a page is different from reading on a screen

11/14/2018
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Reading literature not only stirs up empathy, it changes our brains. So what happens to our brains when we no longer deep-read, but skim through pages in between digital disruptions, or read only short blurbs on our phones and other devices?

Duration:00:49:30

Rep. Schiff’s priorities for the House Intelligence Committee

11/13/2018
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In January, Burbank Congressman Adam Schiff is expected to be chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. We ask what investigations he will open, and what recourse there will be if Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker shuts down Mueller’s Russia probe.

Duration:00:51:21

‘A Private War’ director on whether the danger of war reporting is worth it

11/12/2018
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What does it take to be a war correspondent? What kind of person is drawn to cover death and destruction? And does the reporting make any difference? They’re questions raised in “A Private War.” It stars Rosamund Pike as Marie Colvin, who’s covered atrocities in Sri Lanka, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria.

Duration:00:50:47

Fleeing the Woolsey Fire

11/9/2018
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Malibu has been evacuated and parts of the Pacific Coast Highway and the 101 freeway have been shut down. As the Woolsey Fire burns closer to the sea, we have the latest, and speak with a woman who escaped at 2 am.

Duration:00:50:10

Another mass shooting -- this time in Thousand Oaks

11/8/2018
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A mass shooting Wednesday night in Thousand Oaks left 12 people dead, most of them young. We get the latest, and find out why California’s strict gun laws couldn’t prevent this from happening.

Duration:00:51:31

After midterms, is the U.S. more divided, or can we work across the aisle?

11/7/2018
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In this special two-hour live show, we get the national and local picture. We talk to political pros, local candidates, and Southern California voters.

Duration:01:44:31

Historic voter turnout expected in Orange County

11/6/2018
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Whether Democrats will take control of the House depends on a few key races across the country, and some of them are in Orange County. We check in with the OC Registrar’s office. In-person turnout is already significantly higher than it was in the 2016 election.

Duration:00:49:30

What you need to know before the midterm elections

11/5/2018
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We devote the entire show to Tuesday’s midterm elections. We look at the Congressional races in Orange County. How are the candidates doing in the final hours, and what does early voting tell us? We also look at how Democrats have largely outspent Republicans, and how big money affects the propositions. Most importantly: how are voters feeling?

Duration:00:46:07

The slate of midterm candidates is the most diverse ever

11/2/2018
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Georgia could elect its first black woman governor. Michigan and Minnesota could elect their first Muslim women to be U.S. representatives. In California, Young Kim could be the first Korean American woman in Congress. Of the 6000 or so state legislative races nationwide, almost a quarter feature non-white candidates.

Duration:00:50:45

Why epileptic seizures can cause strange behavior

11/1/2018
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A woman suddenly gets up and starts running. A man sees seven cartoon dwarves run across the room. They are all manifestations of an epileptic seizure. Epilepsy can present in many different ways, which can make it tricky to diagnose. A new book looks at the disease.

Duration:00:50:59

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario on why she still covers the most dangerous places on earth

10/31/2018
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Lynsey Addario has risked her life to document the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; and civil wars and humanitarian crises in Libya, South Sudan, and Syria. She’s come out with a book of some of her most striking images, called “Of Love and War.” She tells us remarkable stories from the field, how she was kidnapped in Libya, why journalists are in more danger now.

Duration:00:51:13

Eleni Kounalakis makes her case for being Lt. Governor of California

10/30/2018
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Two Democrats are running to be California’s second in command: the lieutenant governor. We hear from both candidates this week. Eleni Kounalakis has never held elected office, but she says she’s ready. She was a real estate mogul and U.S. Ambassador to Hungary under Obama.

Duration:00:50:46

LA Jewish community responds to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

10/29/2018
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The Jewish community in LA vows to take action in the wake of the worst attack on Jews in U.S. history. Eleven people were killed at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend. We talk with two rabbis here about how they’re moving forward.

Duration:00:50:47

What we know about pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc

10/26/2018
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Cesar Sayoc is charged with five federal crimes for allegedly sending 13 IEDs to Democratic leaders and those who’ve criticized Trump. Sayoc drove a white van covered with pro-Trump stickers, and pictures of those leaders with crosshairs on them. A fingerprint and DNA cracked the case.

Duration:00:49:08

What you need to know about Prop 10 on rent control

10/25/2018
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We run through housing-related ballot initiatives. Prop 10 is perhaps the most controversial and confusing. Both “yes” and “no” sides say they’re protecting renters from rising housing costs. We also hear about Props 1, 2, 5, and 10.

Duration:00:49:33

The power of the Vietnamese American vote in Orange County

10/24/2018
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In Orange County’s Little Saigon area, you’ll see lots of political posters with the same last name on them: “Nguyen.” Thirteen people with that last name are running for office in Orange County. We talk to one political watcher about whether that’s causing confusion; how more Vietnamese Americans in the region are shifting from Republican to Democrat; and how they feel about President Trump.

Duration:00:48:55

Men’s rights activists oppose local ‘women’s beer forum’

10/23/2018
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In 2011, the owner of the Eagle Rock Brewery started hosting beer seminars for women. The events were part networking and part opportunity for women to learn about beer. Then a men’s rights activist claimed the events were discriminatory.

Duration:00:48:41

Kevin de León fights an uphill battle for Sen. Feinstein’s seat

10/22/2018
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We speak with State Senator Kevin de León, who’s hoping to unseat Dianne Feinstein. Both are Democrats. De León wants voters to see him as a progressive option. If elected, he’s promising to push issues like single-payer health care, immigration reform, and clean energy.

Duration:00:49:42