Bennett Purser

Bennett Purser

associate producer, Press Play

Bennett Purser is a producer on KCRW's Press Play with Madeleine Brand. He manages culture and music coverage for the show. He came to the station in 2020 from AMP's Marketplace and began his career at Utah Public Radio.

Bennett Purser on KCRW

Charoset is a melange of dried and/or fresh fruits plus nuts — all chopped or ground to a paste. It’s typically prepared for seders or Passover ritual dinners.

For Passover dinner, consider charoset from 3 different traditions

Charoset is a melange of dried and/or fresh fruits plus nuts — all chopped or ground to a paste. It’s typically prepared for seders or Passover ritual dinners.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has been fostering abandoned sea otter pups for release into the wild.

Can CA aquariums restore sea otter populations in the wild?

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has been fostering abandoned sea otter pups for release into the wild.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hilton Carter, a.k.a. The Plant Doctor, is out with “The Propagation Handbook.” He shares his tips on how to propagate plants such as pothos, ficus, succulents, and more.

‘The Plant Doctor’ gives advice on propagating ferns, begonias, and more

Hilton Carter, a.k.a. The Plant Doctor, is out with “The Propagation Handbook.” He shares his tips on how to propagate plants such as pothos, ficus, succulents, and more.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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