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

As Los Angeles Unified students go back to school, the president of the teachers union says several changes will be implemented this year.

Back to school: what's different?

As Los Angeles Unified students go back to school, the president of the teachers union says several changes will be implemented this year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Governor Gavin Newsom today signed legislation that changes the language governing when officers are allowed to use deadly force.

New law restricts use-of-force in California

Governor Gavin Newsom today signed legislation that changes the language governing when officers are allowed to use deadly force.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mara Elliott    was working in finance and contracts when the Sandy Hook shooting changed the course of her career.

With its red flag law, San Diego reins in firearms

Mara Elliott was working in finance and contracts when the Sandy Hook shooting changed the course of her career.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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