US Geological Survey
Earthquake czar for the City of Los Angeles and seismologist with the US Geological Survey; 2015 winner of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for Citizen Services
Hundreds of small earthquakes have hit the Inland Empire in the past two weeks, and seismologists are trying to figure out what that so-called earthquake swarm could tell us.
Jun. 12from Greater LA
People in the Bay Area are living on or near a “tectonic time bomb.” That’s what geologists call the Hayward fault. It runs for 52 miles, passing under Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose.
Apr. 18, 2018from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
We get the latest from Mexico City on the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck yesterday, and the rescue efforts. Hundreds of people have died. Buildings collapsed.
Sep. 20, 2017from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
We get the latest on the Saddleridge fire that’s moving fast in the San Fernando Valley.
Oct. 11from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
KCRW joins a group of forest firefighters who are working to prevent wildfires. We get a firsthand look at what firefighters do when a blaze breaks out near Tujunga.
Sep. 16from Greater LA
Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved more than 800 bills.
Oct. 14from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
This year, Silver Lake resident Maebe A. Girl became the first drag queen elected to public office in the U.S. We look at how she got there, and how she hopes to take Rep.
Sep. 24from Greater LA
One homeowner was foreclosed on earlier this year because of her participation in a program which provides LA County homeowners with no-money-down loans for eco-friendly home…
Sep. 17from Greater LA
KCRW speaks with members of LA's Jewish community, plus Israeli and Palestinian expats about Tuesday's Israeli election.
Sep. 18from Greater LA
Evacuation orders for the Saddleridge fire have been lifted.
Oct. 14from Greater LA
A state bill called AB 5 would require businesses that rely on independent contractors to reclassify them as employees and offer benefits such as health insurance and sick pay. There’s…
Sep. 11from KCRW Features
Millions of young people across the country and around the world took part in the Youth Climate Strike last week and international leaders were in New York Monday for the U.N.
Sep. 23from KCRW Features