Amy Ta

Amy Ta

Producer, 'Press Play'

KCRW Staff/Producer

Amy Ta has worked in public media since 2010, having produced NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin, Weekend Edition and NPR Music. She also photographed several special events and guests at NPR. Before coming to KCRW, she worked on the independent podcast Tiny Spark: Investigating the Business of Doing Good.

Amy Ta on KCRW

On Monday night, Culver City Councilmembers moved forward with stronger protections for renters. Also, today marks the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death.

Culver City moves forward with rent freeze

On Monday night, Culver City Councilmembers moved forward with stronger protections for renters. Also, today marks the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death.

from Greater LA

Kids are taking care of babies who don’t have diapers and are covered in mucus. There are no showers or toothbrushes. Children are sleeping on cement floors.

At migrant detention center, no toothbrushes or showers

Kids are taking care of babies who don’t have diapers and are covered in mucus. There are no showers or toothbrushes. Children are sleeping on cement floors.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There’s a recall drive against Mayor Eric Garcetti because of the homelessness crisis. Is he not acting with enough urgency, or are his hands tied by a sprawling bureaucracy?

How much power does Mayor Garcetti have over housing and homelessness?

There’s a recall drive against Mayor Eric Garcetti because of the homelessness crisis. Is he not acting with enough urgency, or are his hands tied by a sprawling bureaucracy?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

We visit a job fair in South LA set up for transgender people who often face unemployment and workplace discrimination and harassment.

from Greater LA

Mayor Eric Garcetti is fighting for his political life as he takes responsibility for the homelessness crisis. But how much power does he really have to address the issue?

from KCRW Features

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This may be the year that California finally gets to pick who’ll be the next president.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

A new documentary celebrates the explosion of popular music coming out Laurel Canyon in the mid-1960s, as folk went electric.

from Greater LA

Los Angeles Football Club is currently first place in Major League Soccer.

from Greater LA

Fentanyl is almost unthinkably strong. The synthetic opioid is 50 times more potent than heroin and has contributed to a wave of fatal overdoses in LA County.

from KCRW Features

Formative years in China taught the author why it’s essential to question authority.

from Zócalo's Connecting California