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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

The decline of American manufacturing

10/18/2017
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What's it like to watch your job leave the U.S.? After an Indiana steel plant closed, one worker had to train her Mexican replacement.

Duration: 00:49:08


Why is it so hard to publish stories critical of powerful men?

10/17/2017
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One of the main reasons the Harvey Weinstein stories didn’t get out sooner was that the Hollywood press couldn’t -- or wouldn’t -- publish them. KCRW’s Kim Masters has a story about another big executive: Amazon’s Roy Price.

Duration: 00:48:57


Can Kevin de Leon unseat Sen. Dianne Feinstein?

10/16/2017
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California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon announced his challenge to Senator Dianne Feinstein. He is capitalizing on a fury in the state against the president, and painting Feinstein as too accommodating of Trump.

Duration: 00:48:46


NorCal fires: Melted motorcycles, raining embers

10/13/2017
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The Northern Californian wildfires are some of the worst in the state’s history. They’ve killed more than 30 people and many are still missing. More than 160 acres have been scorched. Winds are spreading the flames, and air quality in the Bay Area is as bad as Beijing’s.

Duration: 00:49:03


Depeche Mode's Martin Gore on 'Spirit,' and getting political

10/12/2017
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Depeche Mode’s songs have addressed corporate greed, inequality, and intolerance for nearly four decades. Their new album may be the most political yet. They’re performing at the Hollywood Bowl. We speak with singer-songwriter Martin Gore.

Duration: 00:41:44


Women filmmakers on Hollywood, harassment and sexism

10/11/2017
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About two dozen women have accused now-ousted studio executive Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment. Soul searching has begun around Hollywood. How could this go on for so long? Would it have helped if there were more women in positions of power in film and TV?

Duration: 00:48:11


Will Harvey Weinstein be prosecuted?

10/10/2017
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Harvey Weinstein has been accused of rape. The New Yorker dropped another bombshell story today that has women on the record saying he sexually assaulted them.

Duration: 00:48:21


St. Vincent on pop music and pills

10/9/2017
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Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) has a new album called “Masseduction.” It comes with a new sound that’s a little 80s, Depeche Mode-esque. She talks about her music, move to LA, and what she likes to listen to these days.

Duration: 00:49:27


An incomplete profile of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock

10/5/2017
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The man who shot and killed 58 people in Las Vegas on Sunday was a big time gambler, winning and losing tens of thousands of dollars at a sitting, and earning VIP status. He had reserved hotel rooms near other music festivals, including Lollapalooza in Chicago.

Duration: 00:48:34


Vegas ER doctor: Every organ that could have been hit was hit

10/4/2017
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More than 500 people were injured during the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday. Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center received 200 patients within the first hour. We hear from the attending ER physician on duty that night.

Duration: 00:49:45


Will Las Vegas push Congress to act on gun laws?

10/3/2017
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Democrats on Capitol Hill have renewed their push for tighter gun laws. Republicans say this is not the time to talk about that, and have temporarily shelved a bill that would have made it easier to buy gun silencers.

Duration: 00:46:50


What we know about the Las Vegas mass shooting

10/2/2017
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Sunday’s shooting in Las Vegas is the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured. The death toll climbs.

Duration: 00:48:33


New documentary chases Laird Hamilton, big wave chaser

9/29/2017
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A new film film spotlights big wave surfer Laird Hamilton’s tumultuous upbringing in Hawaii, his love of the ocean, and his “fear defect.” What drives him to chase monster waves all over the world?

Duration: 00:50:43


Hugh Hefner: Civil rights pioneer or misogynist?

9/28/2017
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Hugh Hefner is lauded as a man who helped further the cause of sexual liberation and for his early support of civil rights. But he's also criticized for his objectification of women. So what is his legacy?

Duration: 00:50:01


College basketball scandal heats up

9/27/2017
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Four assistant basketball coaches at universities, including USC., have been charged with bribery, conspiracy and wire fraud by federal prosecutors.

Duration: 00:48:50


Puerto Rico struggles to recover

9/26/2017
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Nearly a week after Hurricane Maria left the island, Puerto Rico’s governor is warning of a humanitarian crisis. Power is in very short supply. So is potable water. And relief efforts are just getting started.

Duration: 00:48:22


Tensions with North Korea escalate further

9/25/2017
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The rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea keeps getting hotter. North Korea’s foreign minister called comments from President Trump a declaration of war.

Duration: 00:49:20


McCain sinks Obamacare repeal, again

9/22/2017
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Senator John McCain gave a thumbs-down to the latest Obama repeal effort, effectively killing it.

Duration: 00:47:36


Puerto Rico is devastated by Hurricane Maria

9/21/2017
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Hurricane Maria dealt a devastating blow to Puerto Rico. The entire island is without power and it could take up to six months to get it back. Some parts of the island seen more than two feet of rain in the last 24 hours.

Duration: 00:47:39


Katy Tur fights back in new memoir about covering Trump

9/19/2017
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NBC correspondent Katy Tur had never covered a presidential campaign before being assigned to Donald Trump’s. But she soon became the face of Trump’s seething attacks on the media -- and a potential target for his supporters. She shares her experience reporting on the Trump campaign in her new book “Unbelievable.”

Duration: 00:40:58

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