Madeleine Brand in talks with Oprah Winfrey Network; KCRW in the wings

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Madeleine Brand, the longtime radio pubcaster who recently departed KPCC after the station revamped her show, is very busy these days. “There’s a lot is going on; I can’t say everything yet, but a lot going on,” she tells the Los Angeles Times. Beyond landing her first TV gig on KCET’s SoCal Connected, she’s had talks with the Oprah Winfrey Network and Disney Junior channel. Also, KCRW General Manager Jennifer Ferro has expressed interest. “When she became available, it was the clear and obvious conversation to have,” Ferro tells the newspaper. “Madeleine’s really talented and definitely belongs on the radio in Los Angeles — we’re gonna try to make that happen.”