author, 'The Empathy Exams'
Author of The Empathy Exams: Essays
Writer Leslie Jamison talks about her alcoholism, and how she tries -- as a writer -- to make the recovery story as interesting as the addiction story.
May. 3, 2018from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Where does empathy come from? What does it mean to try to fully understand another person’s pain? These and many more questions are posed in Leslie Jamison's new collection of essays.
Apr. 15, 2014from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Tech titans like Apple, Google and Facebook are about to get low-tech competition to help detect the novel coronavirus.
Jun. 1from To the Point
Disease has thrived among dense populations since cities began. But COVID-19 is the worst example since 1918, and New York City is America’s primary victim.
May. 28from To the Point
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors talks about the future of the movement, defunding the police, and reallocating resources.
Jun. 5from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Dr. Michael Wilkes, a professor of medicine and global health at UC Davis, says there are many factors to address at work when it comes to COVID-19 contagion.
Jun. 4from KCRW Features
A former aide to Los Angeles City Councilman José Huizar has agreed to plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge in connection with the federal “pay-to-play” corruption…
May. 29from KCRW Features
As cities nationwide smoulder with rage after a weekend of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, Floyd’s brother appeals for calm.
Jun. 1from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Cities across California – and around the country – witnessed protests and unrest this weekend, following the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in…
Jun. 1from News Special Programming
Many people have been telecommuting for more than two months now. “I really need a lot of quiet. I'm either on the phone interviewing people or am quietly writing.
May. 26from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
In this episode of The Legal Eagle Files, KCRW host and journalist Madeleine Brand and law professor Jessica Levinson discuss some big legal issues related to President Trump’s use of…
Jun. 2from The Legal Eagle Files