Michell Eloy

Senior producer

KCRW Staff/Producer

Michell (yes, no 'e') Eloy joined KCRW in 2016 as a producer for Press Play. Prior to that, she spent three years covering Atlanta for NPR member station WABE, first as a general assignment reporter, then as a health care policy reporter. Michell's work has appeared on NPR, Kaiser Health News, Marketplace, KQED's 'The California Report,' WHYY's 'The Pulse,' Chicago Tribune and WBEZ. Michell is a very proud Illinois native and a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Fires ravaged San Diego in 2007, and scheduled power shut-offs caused chaos. Since then, the city has made improvements to their power grid and their scheduled outage procedures.

Lessons from San Diego’s planned blackouts

Fires ravaged San Diego in 2007, and scheduled power shut-offs caused chaos. Since then, the city has made improvements to their power grid and their scheduled outage procedures.

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Mick Mulveney confirmed that the White House held up military aid to Ukraine partly because Trump wanted the country to investigate the 2016 election.

White House held up aid to Ukraine for political reasons

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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.

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