Austin Cross Associate Producer, Take Two

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Austin Cross is an Associate Producer for KPCC's Take Two program.

Austin came to KPCC from CBS Radio where he worked for both KNX and KFWB, booking and producing news segments and programs on myriad topics, from finance and technology to culture and issues of race.

Austin is a Southern Californian and graduated from Azusa Pacific University. In addition to producing, he has guest hosted on KFWB.


Stories by Austin Cross

California GOP hopeful they can bring ‘balance’ to California politics

Despite long odds, some in the party see a glimmer of hope headed into the 2018 midterm election and beyond.

America's moral core took down Yiannopoulos

The US has a long history of standing up to views deemed reprehensible by a moral majority. What fueled the bipartisan backlash that took Milo Yiannopoulos down?

A tea party 'playbook' could be helping Trump opponents turn the tables

Activists in San Diego are trying out some familiar tactics to get their voices heard by Republican lawmakers.

Trump revives program turning peace officers into immigration deputies

The Immigration and Nationality Act allows ICE to deputize local law enforcement. Here are four things to know.

Inglewood community still searching for answers, one year after officer-involved shooting

Two single parents were shot dead by Inglewood Police on the morning of February 21st, 2016. Here's where things stand one year on.

The audacity of ‘woke’

Aware. Knowledgeable. Active. Here's a look at the co-opted word that just might be the rallying cry of the next countercultural movement.

Reality check: Polarized politics make it hard for people to admit when they're wrong

Admitting that you've made a mistake means facing reality. But the harsh tone of political discourse has caused some to hide from the truth, one psychologist says.

Should immigrants be required to assimilate?

Take Two hears two different perspectives.

State of Affairs: Conservatives criticize Gov. Brown, CA Dems demand Flynn-Russia transcripts

Take Two tackles the top stories from California's political stage.

Why the 9th Circuit is an attractive target for GOP lawmakers

Splitting up the court would mean new judgeships. Those new judgeships would be filled by the Republican Senate, with nominees proposed by a Republican president.

State of Affairs: Democratic lawmakers prepare to take on Trump in the courts

Recently contracted former US Attorney General Eric Holder was spotted in Sacramento, and the Assembly is fast-tracking three immigration bills.

Is the future of the Democratic Party female?

"Nevertheless, she persisted."

LA's heroin problem is hitting millennials hard

Emergency room trips doubled for young heroin users between 2010 and 2016.

Is a 'Hugo Chavez wannabe' the early frontrunner in Mexico's 2018 presidential race?

Mexico's general election is more than a year away, but populist candidates are showing their appeal as US-Mexico relationships continue to fray.

Why do people care so much they're willing to protest?

With so many strong reactions to President Trump's executive orders, Take Two wondered: what makes us care about things the way we do?