Anime is wildly popular, half a billion dollar industry in Japan, but it also has its dedicated fan base here in the US. In a talk with Madeleine, anime expert, Charles Solomon gives his recommendations for must see series.
With the end of the work week upon us, it's time for the Friday Flashback. Molly Ball, staff writer for The Atlantic and James Rainey, political columnist for the Los Angeles Times join the show with more.
Brand & Martínez, exclusively on 89.3 KPCC, 89.1 KUOR and 90.3 KVLA, captures the spirit of the West in a conversational, informal, witty style and examines the cultural issues people are buzzing about. Hosted by Madeleine Brand and A Martínez, and produced by Kristen Muller, Steve Proffitt and Sanden Totten, the show includes regular segments like Weird L.A. - highlighting a person, place or thing that you've never heard about, but probably should; Parenting on the Edge - a weekly discussion on the challenges and pitfalls of raising kids; as well as regular contributors like Luke Burbank, Rico Gagliano, Brendan Newnam and John Moe to help dissect culture, technology and business news.