Brian Hardzinski

producer

Producer/KCRW Staff

Brian joined KCRW's Press Play in 2019 after three years at NPR's On Point, housed at WBUR in Boston. Before that, he spent a decade at KGOU in Oklahoma City as the operations director, digital news editor, Morning Edition host, reporter, and producer - sometimes all in the same day. He grew up in the Dallas area (with a brief stint in Singapore) and earned degrees in journalism and history from the University of Oklahoma.

In his free time, Brian enjoys distance running and hanging with his cute Boston Terrier, Bucky.

Brian Hardzinski on KCRW

LA Congresswoman Karen Bass’ political record is now under intense scrutiny because she’s rocketed to the top of Joe Biden’s shortlist for vice president.

LA Congresswoman Karen Bass for VP?

LA Congresswoman Karen Bass’ political record is now under intense scrutiny because she’s rocketed to the top of Joe Biden’s shortlist for vice president.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A new CDC study shows that nearly 600 campers and staffers arrived at a sleepaway camp in Georgia with proof that they were tested for COVID-19.

Kids and COVID-19 transmission

A new CDC study shows that nearly 600 campers and staffers arrived at a sleepaway camp in Georgia with proof that they were tested for COVID-19.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Press Play wraps up its week-long series on education in the time of COVID-19. Today’s focus: How the virus is expanding the already wide education gap between the rich and poor.

Solutions for closing the learning gap

Press Play wraps up its week-long series on education in the time of COVID-19. Today’s focus: How the virus is expanding the already wide education gap between the rich and poor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Greater LA

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Greater LA

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from Hollywood Breakdown