Advocate at Consumer Watchdog, focused on the environment and toxics
2019 was a bad year for recycling in California. Hundreds of recycling centers closed. That’s where you go to redeem bottles and cans for five or 10 cents each.
Jan. 15from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
California Governor Jerry Brown has positioned himself as a leader in fighting climate change.
Feb. 10, 2017from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
In February, the Exxon refinery in Torrance was shut down when an explosion destroyed an air-pollution control device that's 12 stories high.
Oct. 1, 2015from Which Way, L.A.?
As fires continue to chew through the parched Southern California brush, all that smoke can cause health problems. How dangerous is that smoke, and what can you do to protect yourself?
Oct. 29from Greater LA
We get the latest on the Saddleridge fire that’s moving fast in the San Fernando Valley.
Oct. 11from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Corrin Rankin wants to convert more Black Democrats into Republicans. She’s a board member on the president’s “Black Voices For Trump” re-election initiative.
Feb. 27from Greater LA
The Getty Fire has burned 745 acres and is 39% contained. All mandatory evacuation orders and warnings are lifted -- with some exceptions.
Oct. 28from KCRW Features
In less than a week, three of the region’s biggest events have been called off or postponed: Coachella, Stagecoach, and the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament in Indian Wells.
Mar. 12from Greater LA
Some people left the ashes behind. Others are trying to rebuild.
Nov. 8from KCRW Features
“The Delicacy,” a new documentary premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, follows sea urchin divers off the coast of Santa Barbara, and explores the impact that…
Jan. 22from KCRW Features
The number of orange groves in LA is shrinking, and the sole remaining one in the San Fernando Valley is on the way out.
Jan. 7from Greater LA
The Getty Fire has burned more than 650 acres, and is only 5% contained as of this morning.
Oct. 29from Press Play with Madeleine Brand