Madeleine Brand

Madeleine Brand

Host, Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Madeleine Brand joined KCRW in 2013 to host the award-winning daily news and culture show, Press Play. Madeleine is also host of the nationally syndicated foreign affairs show, America Abroad. Prior to KCRW, Madeleine was an anchor on the KCET television news show, SoCal Connected. Before that, Madeleine worked in New York and Washington for NPR.

Madeleine has a master's degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she later taught documentary radio. She has a BA from the University of California Berkeley, where she graduated with honors in English.

Madeleine lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

Madeleine Brand on KCRW

California has one of the weakest systems in the country for punishing police officers who’ve committed crimes, such as drunk driving, pedophilia, and manslaughter.

Some California cops: convicted of crimes, still on the job

California has one of the weakest systems in the country for punishing police officers who’ve committed crimes, such as drunk driving, pedophilia, and manslaughter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program faces a big test before the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Inside DACA’s Supreme Court challenge

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program faces a big test before the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A year ago today, the Camp Fire broke out in Paradise, CA. More than 80 people died, and some 20,000 structures were destroyed. Many survivors fled to Chico, and they’re still there.

Influx of Camp Fire survivors strains Chico

A year ago today, the Camp Fire broke out in Paradise, CA. More than 80 people died, and some 20,000 structures were destroyed. Many survivors fled to Chico, and they’re still there.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Today  the U.S House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to adopt bill H.RES.296, affirming the U.S . record on the Armenian Genocide .

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What will change the minds of climate change skeptics? An astrophysics professor suggests reframing the climate debate in a more positive light -- as a result of human evolution.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Impeachment by Democrats in the House may lead to trial in the Senate, with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding.  Can he prevent the Republican majority from rushing to judgement?

from To the Point

Republicans have been demanding a vote to open the impeachment inquiry. They may get one Thursday.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers