National and foreign correspondent based in Miami, for the New York Times.
It’s been a year since two hurricanes - Irma and Maria - devastated the Caribbean. Nearly 3000 people died in Puerto Rico alone. Hundreds of thousands of people fled for the mainland.
Sep. 5, 2018from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Irene has not yet become a Category 4 hurricane, but it's growing fast after battering the northern Bahamas. What's the likely next strike for Irene?
Aug. 25, 2011from To the Point
Barack Obama became the first President since John F. Kennedy to visit the Territory of Puerto Rico, where he took the opportunity to make points for his re-election campaign.
Jun. 14, 2011from To the Point
More than 300 people died in a series of bombings at churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
Apr. 23from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Secretary Nielsen resigns, starting a string of departures at DHS
Apr. 12from Left, Right & Center
What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. It’s not just glacial melting and rising seas, but rising temperatures mean trouble for plants and animals.
Apr. 11from To the Point
More than a million species of plants, animals, fish and insects are going extinct because of human activity. A massive report from the UN blames it partly on climate change.
May. 10from To the Point
Even the Wild West had gun control. Most Americans want it now--especially kids afraid of school shootings.
Apr. 18from To the Point
Get ready for more debate about health insurance as Trump runs for re-election. Democratic hopefuls are debating reforms while Republicans accuse them of “socialized medicine.”
May. 9from To the Point
But will they hold him in contempt of Congress?
May. 3from Left, Right & Center
Partisanship is more powerful than science, even for conservative environmentalists. They don’t buy warnings about an existential crisis.
May. 6from To the Point
Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is running for the Democratic nomination for president.
May. 10from Press Play with Madeleine Brand