National Desk reporter for NPR.
In Northern California, some of the worst wildfires in the state’s history have killed more than 30 people, and left countless missing. More than 200,000 acres have been scorched.
Oct. 13, 2017from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused roughly two dozen fires that're burning in Northern California.
Oct. 13, 2017from The Mixer
It’s been nearly four months since Alex Villanueva was sworn in as sheriff of LA County. He campaigned on a message of “reform, rebuild and restore.”
Mar. 22from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Public pensions are eating away at California’s future, and a misguided legal precedent is making the situation worse.
Apr. 11from Zócalo's Connecting California
Los Angeles loves to honor its community members.
Apr. 22from KCRW Features
Some of the best films last year came out of the city Oakland, but the Film Academy apparently didn’t notice.
Feb. 7from Zócalo's Connecting California
Bernie Sanders and his 2016 campaign helped usher in a new generation of politicians and brought several progressive ideas to the Democratic Party platform.
Feb. 22from The Mixer
Teachers are expected to be back in school on Wednesday. The negotiations ended at 6:15 am Tuesday, after 21 hours of talks, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Jan. 22from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The “Bethel effect” – named after a local church – is transforming the city of Redding in a way that even non-Christians can appreciate.
Apr. 4from Zócalo's Connecting California
There’s another big awards show this weekend in Los Angeles. And this one, like some others, is trying to move past controversy that concerns inclusion.
Feb. 8from The Mixer
Gov. Gavin Newsom is pumping the brakes on California’s high speed rail project. Or is he?
Feb. 13from Design and Architecture