Science writer; author of Gulp: Adventures in the Alimentary Canal
In a book about military science, you may be surprised to find passages like, “I’m interested in diarrhea as a threat to national security.”
Jun. 16, 2016from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
A lovingly sketched and thoroughly researched biography has just come out in paperback.
Nov. 26, 2015from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Jul. 4, 2014from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Today’s entire show is about how Angelenos are helping their neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic. One Huntington Park bakery is offering free bread to kids each day.
Mar. 25from Greater LA
Many retirement homes are on lockdown in an attempt to protect those most vulnerable to COVID-19.
Mar. 19from KCRW Features
Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis says his patients are worried about how their medical information might be used during this coronavirus pandemic.
Richard Riggs, Chief Medical Officer at Cedars-Sinai, says his hospital in Beverly Grove has set up triage tents outside the emergency room department and cancelled elective surgeries.
Mar. 18from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
People across the country are stocking up on essential supplies to get through the next few weeks as cities shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
As coronavirus fears and social distancing spread, Los Angeles became a ghost town over the weekend.
Mar. 16from News Stories
LAUSD is closing its schools starting March 16 for at least two weeks. Students are still expected to study and do homework. The district's meal program will continue.
Mar. 16from KCRW Features
L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has had a rocky relationship with L.A. County Supervisors ever since he took office.
Mar. 26from KCRW Features
Officials say America has plenty of food, but it’s tough to find staples on grocery store shelves.
Mar. 25from Press Play with Madeleine Brand