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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

Nearly 200 Catholic bishops and high-ranking clergy are in Vatican City for a meeting on child sex abuse within the church -- and efforts that individual diocese around the world made…

World’s clergy meet over controversy within Catholicism: sexual abuse and coverup

Nearly 200 Catholic bishops and high-ranking clergy are in Vatican City for a meeting on child sex abuse within the church -- and efforts that individual diocese around the world made…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Studies show that long commutes can have negative effects on your mental health, well-being, and personal relationships.

How traffic affects your mental health and relationships

Studies show that long commutes can have negative effects on your mental health, well-being, and personal relationships.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Kaiser Permanente is building its first medical school, and tuition will be free for the first five graduating classes. NYU is offering free tuition indefinitely.

Will free medical school make health care more affordable?

Kaiser Permanente is building its first medical school, and tuition will be free for the first five graduating classes. NYU is offering free tuition indefinitely.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Arctic temperatures are hitting the midwest, while Australia experiences a heat wave. Heat records were broken all over last year, from Hong Kong to Norway to Southern California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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We speak with California Congressman Adam Schiff about Trump’s State of the Union and what Schiff is investigating next.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Life, replete with its ups and downs, goes on in U.S. and Mexican border communities despite the political calamity unfolding around them.

from Scheer Intelligence

PG&E was found responsible for starting many of the fires that hit California these past few years. The utility faces billions of dollars in potential liabilities.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The government reopens (for now) after Trump caves on his wall demands.

from Left, Right & Center

Demands for the impeachment of President Trump are on the rise since Democrats re-took the House. But, what if the Senate refused to convict him?

from To the Point

It’s been one year since a gunman killed 17 people and wounded 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Democrats seem unlikely to give in to President Trump’s wall funding demands, making another government shutdown likely.

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