Since KPCC effectively got rid of its best show featuring Madeleine Brand several months ago, I've noticed the misfire has had a series of bad consequences and other bad decisions.
After Brand left, KPCC got rid of Pat Morrison. Now we have a two hour chunk between 1-3PM, pre-recorded BBC and The World, which comes as a repeat an hour after KCRW's airing.
I read Brand's friend Luke Burbank criticized the move saying KPCC could have kept Brand's show and given A Martiniz his own hour to get their grant money.
KPCC managment's decisions strike me as hasty and tone-deaf. Great people work there like Larry Mantle and John Rabe. I'd bet good money Mantle and Rabe are privately seething over their boss's bad decisions.
Bottom line: Since Brand left, the station KPCC has been significantly compromised.