Amy Ta

Amy Ta

Digital News & Culture Editor

KCRW Staff/Producer

Amy Ta has worked in public media since 2010, starting as a producer for NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin, followed by Weekend Edition and NPR Music. She then worked on the independent podcast Tiny Spark: Investigating the Business of Doing Good. In 2016, she joined the staff of KCRW's Press Play with Madeleine Brand. Three years later, she transitioned to the digital team, writing and editing (and photographing) web content for the station's news and culture programs, including Press Play, Greater LA, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Good Food, The Business, and more.

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Following Saturday’s hostage situation in Texas, LA rabbi Steve Leder shares why local places of worship prioritize security training.

Texas hostage situation is another example of extremism in America

Following Saturday’s hostage situation in Texas, LA rabbi Steve Leder shares why local places of worship prioritize security training.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On this Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Jr. Day with Black leaders Jacqueline Stewart and Anita Hill

On this Martin Luther King Jr.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

An influx of patients is straining already short-staffed hospitals, and some have canceled elective surgeries, including Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the San Fernando…

‘I cannot believe we are doing this again.’ CA hospital staff stressed by 3rd year of pandemic

An influx of patients is straining already short-staffed hospitals, and some have canceled elective surgeries, including Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the San Fernando…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Diablo Canyon is supposed to start closing in a few years, but a Stanford-MIT report says keeping it open would help California transition to clean energy more cheaply and cleanly.

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As the Jan. 6 committee’s investigation into the insurrection continues, Rep. Pete Aguilar tells KCRW that he won’t rule out subpoenaing Kevin McCarthy.

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from Greater LA

People should not deliberately try to catch Omicron and get it over with, as there’s no way to predict the severity of COVID infections, says Dr. Jose Mayorga of UC Irvine.

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