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

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has launched an ambitious, and possibly financially risky, plan to shut down some smaller car lines in order to build electric cars.

GM wants to go all electric

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has launched an ambitious, and possibly financially risky, plan to shut down some smaller car lines in order to build electric cars.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A new exhibit from Los Angeles artist Betye Saar opens this weekend at LACMA. It’s called    “Betye Saar: Call and Response."

New at LACMA: Betye Saar's art about race in America

A new exhibit from Los Angeles artist Betye Saar opens this weekend at LACMA. It’s called “Betye Saar: Call and Response."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some 40% percent of recycling centers in California have closed in the last five years, while there's more plastic production, and much of it is for one-time use.

Can you live for a week without plastic?

Some 40% percent of recycling centers in California have closed in the last five years, while there's more plastic production, and much of it is for one-time use.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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