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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.

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English


Episodes

ISIS claims responsibility for bombings in Sri Lanka

4/23/2019
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More than 300 people died in a series of bombings at churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The Islamic State claimed responsibility today, and if true, this would cast more doubt on the Trump administration’s insistence that ISIS has been completely defeated.

Duration:00:52:22

Should citizenship be on the 2020 Census? The Supreme Court will decide

4/22/2019
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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in one of the biggest cases of the year. It’s about whether the Trump administration can add a question about citizenship to next year’s census. There are big stakes, including the number of seats each state gets in Congress.

Duration:00:53:03

A backlash as philanthropists fund Notre Dame’s restoration

4/19/2019
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Since the Notre Dame fire, many large corporations and philanthropic French families have made hefty donations to the cathedral’s restoration. There may be several factors that played into their decisions to donate, such as tax breaks, naming rights, and political access to French president Emmanuel Macron.

Duration:00:52:53

The Mueller report is here. What it tells us

4/18/2019
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Attorney General William Barr released the highly anticipated Mueller report this morning. As people all over the country and the world pour through all 448 pages, a few things are now clearer.

Duration:00:53:32

Attorney General Barr moves to deny bond hearings for some asylum seekers

4/17/2019
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Attorney General William Barr has unilaterally moved to keep some asylum seekers in jail indefinitely while their claims are processed.

Duration:00:52:42

Composer Ellen Reid on her Pulitzer Prize winning work ‘P r i s m’

4/16/2019
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Several Angelenos can now add Pulitzer Prize winner to their bios. Composer Ellen Reid won in the prize for for her debut opera, ‘p r i s m.’ ‘Pr i s m’ is about a woman’s psychological trauma of sexual assault.

Duration:00:52:03

Can a short-term fix help long-term homelessness?

4/15/2019
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Los Angeles County leans on a temporary rental voucher program that critics call a short-term fix.

Duration:00:52:50

A Yosemite glacier is dead, what that means for the planet's future

4/12/2019
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John Muir, who’s known as the father of National Parks, was a key player in the efforts to preserve what is now Yosemite. He first gained fame for proving that massive glaciers carved the park’s iconic valley and the area around it. Muir did that by finding and documenting those glaciers in the late 1800s; since then, those glaciers have taught us a lot about the Earth. But now, one of those glaciers is dead.

Duration:00:51:02

UCLA gymnastics coach on why ‘winning at all costs’ doesn’t work

4/11/2019
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The UCLA women’s gymnastics team is a powerhouse. They have two Olympic gold medalists on the team, and have won seven NCAA championships. Head coach Valorie Kondos talks about coaching the team for more than three decades.

Duration:00:49:10

Denied citizenship after working in the cannabis industry

4/10/2019
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Two people say their work in Colorado’s legal cannabis industry cost them their chances for American citizenship. Both are Green Card holders who applied for permanent citizenship, but they were told they lacked good moral character.

Duration:00:49:19

Eric Swalwell joins the 2020 Democratic nominee pool

4/9/2019
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California Congressman Eric Swalwell has become the 18th Democratic candidate running for president in 2020. The field is already crowded. Former vice president Joe Biden is not officially in the running, but he leads in the polls, followed by Bernie Sanders.

Duration:00:49:00

In El Salvador, California Governor Newsom wades into immigration debate

4/8/2019
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A lot of the migrants trying to cross the border come from El Salvador. California Governor Gavin Newsom is there this week to understand the migrant crisis. The trip comes after President Trump recently announced he will cut off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras because he believes they aren’t doing enough to stem the flow of migrants to the U.S.

Duration:00:50:32

Who supports Trump in deep blue California?

4/5/2019
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President Trump will attend a fundraiser in Beverly Hills for his re-election campaign today. Just entering the event costs at least $15,000. Getting face-time with the president costs $150,000. There are scarce details about who will attend. But Trump does have many supporters with deep pockets in blue California.

Duration:01:02:48

How USC mirrors the wealth divide in America

4/4/2019
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USC is sometimes called the University of Spoiled Children. The college admissions cheating scandal hasn’t helped USC shed that reputation. But the university has been trying to recruit students from less privileged backgrounds, and that has created a wealth divide on campus.

Duration:00:49:34

Latest LACMA redesign baffles artists and architects

4/3/2019
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In 2013, Swiss architect Peter Zumthor proposed a redesign of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art: a futuristic and sprawling charcoal colored building with sections stretching over the La Brea Tar Pits. But ecological concerns and strong community pushback forced Zumthor to reconsider his design a few times. The new design has been compared to a giant coffee table.

Duration:00:49:04

Rapper Nipsey Hussle’s legacy in LA

4/2/2019
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Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed on Sunday outside his South LA clothing store. He invested in the neighborhood he came from, and he spoke out against gun violence, even though he was a former gang member.

Duration:00:48:46

A night of conversation and live music with Street Symphony

4/1/2019
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On this Cesar Chavez Day, we have a special broadcast of a live event we recently held at the Annenberg Performance Studio at KCRW. It was a night of conversation about bringing music to the most vulnerable and forgotten people of Los Angeles, coupled with live performances.

Duration:00:49:50

Why there are secret societies in the LA County Sheriff’s Department

3/29/2019
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L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has repeatedly defended his decision to reinstate deputy Caren Carl Mandoyan, who was fired three years ago for alleged domestic violence and threatening another officer with whom he was in a romantic relationship. It turns out Mandoyan told her he had “influential friends who could ruin careers in the department.” He was referring to the Reapers, a secret society in the Sheriff’s Department.

Duration:00:49:22

Local Congress members on their priorities after Mueller’s Russia probe

3/28/2019
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Local Democrats are moving on from Russia. We talk with Harley Rouda and Katie Porter, two Congress members who were part of the blue wave, about their priorities now that the Mueller investigation is over.

Duration:00:49:12

Changing the language around homelessness

3/27/2019
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In recent years, nonprofit workers and advocates have been trying to change how we describe unhoused people. Rather than say “the homeless” or “homeless person,” they prefer “person experiencing homelessness.” It’s a people-first language, which focuses on the person, rather than their circumstance.

Duration:00:48:59