Sarah Sweeney

Managing producer

Producer/KCRW Staff

Before joining KCRW’s Press Play in 2016, Sarah Sweeney was a producer for KCRW’s To The Point and Which Way, LA? Prior to that, she worked as a freelance producer on All Things Considered newscasts and several KPCC programs, including Take Two and The Frame. Sarah interned for NPR’s National Desk in 2013 while finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Cal State LA. Sarah is a Southern California native who enjoys hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains with her husband and their dog, Paloma.

Sarah Sweeney on KCRW

A new form of physical therapy for long COVID patients involves singing lullabies, pop songs, and spirituals, while using opera techniques to rebuild their breath capacity and vocal…

Opera techniques are helping long COVID patients recover

A new form of physical therapy for long COVID patients involves singing lullabies, pop songs, and spirituals, while using opera techniques to rebuild their breath capacity and vocal…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA County has so far identified more than 600 monkeypox cases. The low vaccine supply makes it tough to get doses to Latino and Black communities with limited health care access.

South LA doctor stretches monkeypox vax, hopes to accommodate walk-ups

LA County has so far identified more than 600 monkeypox cases. The low vaccine supply makes it tough to get doses to Latino and Black communities with limited health care access.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Four upcoming festivals will make you remember why you love music so much: This Ain't No Picnic, Desert Daze, Ohana Festival, and Primavera Sound.

Desert Daze, Primavera Sound: There's a music festival for everyone this summer, fall

Four upcoming festivals will make you remember why you love music so much: This Ain't No Picnic, Desert Daze, Ohana Festival, and Primavera Sound.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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