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

On this Martin Luther King Jr.

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

On this Martin Luther King Jr.

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Artificial intelligence can predict breast cancer years before it shows up on a mammogram, according to a new MIT study .

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