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Searching for Lewis’ “L’amour”

Posted July 21, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,232 views]
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Six years ago, a Canadian record collector was rummaging through a bin in a flea market, and came across an LP that caught his eye.
The collector took it home and took a listen. The 10 tracks inside were melancholy and mysterious.
The collector shared it with a blogger friend and it quickly became an obsession among a certain group of collectors.
Then, a small label called Light …

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Searching for Lewis’ “L’amour”

Posted July 21, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,232 views]
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Six years ago, a Canadian record collector was rummaging through a bin in a flea market, and came across an LP that caught his eye.
The collector took it home and took a listen. The 10 tracks inside were melancholy and mysterious.
The collector shared it with a blogger friend and it quickly became an obsession among a certain group of collectors.
Then, a small label called Light …

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Nadine Gordimer Remembered

Posted July 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 840 views]
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South African author Nadine Gordimer died Sunday in Johannesburg at the age of 90.
She won the Nobel Prize in Literature for her body of work in 1991.
That was three years before the end of the apartheid system she fought so hard against.
Stephen Clingman knew Nadine Gordimer. He’s a Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He talked to Madeleine Brand and had …

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Bookworm Beach Reads (Updated)

Posted July 4, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 1,380 views]
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Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW’s Bookworm, is known for earnest, in-depth conversations with heavyweight authors — from Joan Didion to Karl Ove Knausgard to Joyce Carol Oates. But he’s agreed to step out of his usual milieu for Press Play. Later this month, Michael will join Madeleine for a conversation about summer books. He’ll share his thoughts on two of the blockbuster releases of the season, …

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The History of Future Folk

Posted July 2, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 670 views]
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“The History of Future Folk” is movie about space aliens who come to earth to destroy it, but end up playing bluegrass instead. They bill it as “the only alien folk duo science-fiction action comedy ever made.” Variety called it “close encounters of the charming kind.”
Future Folk stopped by our studios for an interview and live performance after their first stop of their “Part (Of) …

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Set Your DVR: The World Cup Games You Shouldn’t Miss

Posted June 13, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 507 views]
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Brazil’s World Cup is underway, but most of us don’t have the time to watch all 64 games. How to choose? Well, here are Press Play producer and soccer evangelist Christian Bordals’ recommendations and coordinates for a few that he says you definitely won’t want to miss
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 13: SPAIN VS HOLLAND — ESPN, NOON PACIFIC
This is a repeat of the World Cup final from …

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Who Will Win the World Cup?

Posted June 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,326 views]
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The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off tomorrow. Press Play producer and soccer evangelist Christian Bordal joined us on the show today to offer a preview of the games. Of course we asked him who will ultimately win the event, and his answer wasn’t so simple. This is his guide to the games – what to watch for, whom to watch for, and why the …

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Fishing the LA River

Posted May 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 843 views]
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A part of the LA River opened for recreation this Memorial Day Weekend. Press Play producer Matt Holzman went down to the river for a bit of fly fishing and Madeleine Brand spoke with artist and activist Jenny Price to get a better understanding of LA’s original waterway.

Photos by Stephani Casey. For more photos and information about fly fishing on the LA River, check out Ryan …

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Fault Lines: Segregation in Los Angeles Schools

Posted May 22, 2014 by | 7 Comments | 1,853 views]
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It’s approximately 8,000,000 degrees in Boyle Heights, but the students at Hollenbeck Middle School don’t seem to mind. They bop around Suzanne Gindin’s music class, periodically strumming guitars or shouting to classmates across the room. Ms. Gindin is waving her arms around, attempting to calm the seventh graders and launch into the day’s lesson. Easier said than done.
Hollenbeck is almost entirely Latino – the definition …

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“Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” Roz Chast Discusses New Memoir

Posted May 12, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 534 views]
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Roz Chast’s cartoons are probably familiar to anyone who’s picked up a “New Yorker” in the past 30 years.
She’s been drawing for the magazine since 1978.
Her characters are usually filled with anxiety, insecurity and guilt; sharply observed schlubs who somehow capture the internal angst we all feel. Chast’s new book is a graphic memoir titled “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” It keeps with the …

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Pot News You Can Use

Posted May 12, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 512 views]
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California recently tried to impose specific, legal limits for driving under the influence of pot and other drugs. The proposed law didn’t pass, but Colorado already has a law in place and in all likelihood, eventually, we will, too. In the mean time, can you drive high? Madeleine Brand speaks with Joel Koury, a veteran criminal defense attorney.

A Colorado PSA…

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