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By Madeleine Brand

Hi there,

It’s been a while since I’ve seen your face. It’s nice to know there’s a person under that mask who smiles and laughs. When I cover the news there’s not a lot to smile about — gun violence, Ukraine, the environment, the war on truth, and on and on… 

We don’t shy away from telling you about the tough stuff — it’s important to know what’s happening so we can try to fix it. But then I’ll interview a writer, or a musician, or a chef who’s creating something beautiful, and we have a thought-provoking conversation, and I’m reminded there are many facets to our humanity. 

I learn something new every day doing my job. I also laugh every day. At least once. And I hope you do, too.

If you learn and laugh along with KCRW, support us RIGHT NOW by supporting KCRW in the final hours of our Spring Pledge Drive. Donate by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT to have your donation matched by KCRW Board Member Kevin Systrom, up to $50,000. Hurry, there’s just hours left to raise $100,000 critical dollars for KCRW’s future operating budget.

With gratitude,

Madeleine Brand
Host, Press Play

P.S. There’s something in it for you too, anyone who donates today will be automatically entered to win our Monterey Jazz Festival sweepstakes.* One lucky winner will receive a pair of 3-day arena tickets, VIP Premier Club Access, a three-night stay at Hotel Casa Munras, and dinner for two at the gourmet harvest-led Esteban restaurant.

*No contribution necessary to enter. Rules can be found at KCRW.com/give