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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Over the last six months, Republican-led state legislatures nationwide have passed a slate of laws restricting the rights of transgender Americans.

New documentary highlights trans student athletes struggle to play

Over the last six months, Republican-led state legislatures nationwide have passed a slate of laws restricting the rights of transgender Americans.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In late September 2020, then-President Trump ordered an end to racial sensitivity training for federal employees, though later President Biden reversed that order.

Why critical race theory has become a key issue for conservatives

In late September 2020, then-President Trump ordered an end to racial sensitivity training for federal employees, though later President Biden reversed that order.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Since the pandemic, restaurants have taken over curbside parking for outdoor eating, and some streets have been closed to traffic. Might these changes be permanent, and what could U.S.

What will public spaces look like post-pandemic?

Since the pandemic, restaurants have taken over curbside parking for outdoor eating, and some streets have been closed to traffic. Might these changes be permanent, and what could U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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