Madeleine Brand is the host of  the award-winning daily news and culture show, Press Play. On the show, she covers national, international and local stories through a Southern California lens.  She is also the co-host of KCRW's legal affairs podcast, The Legal Eagle Files.

Madeleine has hosted and reported for NPR and for affiliate stations for more than 30 years. She has a master's degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she also taught documentary radio. Madeleine's undergraduate degree is from the University of California Berkeley, where she graduated with honors in English.

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As cities nationwide smoulder with rage after a weekend of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, Floyd’s brother appeals for calm.

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As cities nationwide smoulder with rage after a weekend of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, Floyd’s brother appeals for calm.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In this special episode of The Legal Eagle Files, KCRW host and journalist Madeleine Brand and law professor Jessica Levinson discuss the rights of protestors and duties of law…

How aggressive can law enforcement be with protesters?

In this special episode of The Legal Eagle Files, KCRW host and journalist Madeleine Brand and law professor Jessica Levinson discuss the rights of protestors and duties of law…

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Cities nationwide have erupted in anguish and protest after police recently took the lives of African Americans: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and  Ahmaud Arbery.

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Cities nationwide have erupted in anguish and protest after police recently took the lives of African Americans: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and  Ahmaud Arbery.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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