Author of “Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness”
The Los Angeles County Jail is the largest psychiatric ward in America. About a quarter of the men imprisoned in LA and nearly half of the women need some form of mental health care.
Jul. 3, 2018from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
American jails and prisons have become hospitals for the mentally ill.
Jun. 21, 2018from To the Point
Journalist Alissa Roth has spent years investigating just how we got to the point where America’s prisons and jails are filled with mentally ill inmates.
Apr. 27, 2018from The 805
More than 300 people died in a series of bombings at churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
Apr. 23from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Canadian show “Workin’ Moms” gained attention in the U.S. after Netflix picked it up. Now in its third season, the show follows four women and their lives after giving birth.
Mar. 19from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
A book bound in the skin of its author causes eye-rolls for its modern-day caretakers.
Mar. 27from Here Be Monsters
A new restaurant in Montecito takes the concept of fine dining along the Central Coast to a whole new level.
Apr. 3from KCRW Features
A big, white statue of a cow sits on top of a building along Milpas Street on Santa Barbara’s Eastside, where the local ice cream business McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams started.
Mar. 27from KCRW Features
An investigation by the Ventura County Fire Department says power lines owned by Southern California Edison started the Thomas Fire.
Mar. 22from The 805
Secretary Nielsen resigns, starting a string of departures at DHS
Apr. 12from Left, Right & Center
What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. It’s not just glacial melting and rising seas, but rising temperatures mean trouble for plants and animals.
Apr. 11from To the Point
Unqualified kids are admitted to some of America’s most prestigious institutions. Parents, administrators and coaches face criminal charges.
Mar. 21from To the Point