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

Coal vs the E.P.A: D.C. Court of Appeals hears arguments

Proposed regulation by the E.P.A has coal proponents heated.

FDA censures Kind: a look at sugar and fat use in the “health” food industry

The FDA wants “health” food producers like Kind to change their claims.

Are LA's race relations as rosy as they seem?

Though a new survey from USC showed a positive outlook on race relations in L.A., prominent scholars say we still have a ways to go.

Race relations in California

The Golden State is doing better than most of the country.

Remembering the Pet Rock

The Pet Rock: 1 percent product, 99 percent marketing, 100 percent nostalgia.

Greywater presents possible solution to California's drought

Recycled water systems could decelerate the drought. So why aren’t more people using them?

Trevor Noah: When comedy offends

The new host of the Daily Show has some Twitter skeletons in his closet. Should comedians be given a pass when it comes to offensive stereotypes?

Will Jay-Z’s ‘Tidal’ sink or swim?

Entertainment mogul Jay-Z is not just a businessman; he’s a business.

San Quintin produce pickers return to work amid strike

The two-week strike cost growers millions. So why did workers give in before their demands were met?

The revolution will be live streamed

Two new video-streaming apps could change your definition “live” news.

The hefty price of replacing LA’s pipes

An L.A. Times review of the Department of Water and Power report revealed that it could cost as much as $15 billion dollars to fix the city’s aging pipe system.

Oklahoma University sends SAE packing after racist chant goes viral

Members of Oklahoma University’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon have until midnight tonight to pack up and get out of the frat house.

Old battery likely complicated search for MH 370

The mystery of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 might have been solved if it weren’t for a dead battery.

Wal-Mart and Mexico team up to improve farmworker conditions

Two months after an investigative series published in the LA Times took an in-depth look at Mexican farm workers struggling to survive in labor camps, Wal-Mart and Mexico’s government are joining forces to improve the lives of the country’s workers.

The new Facebook feature that lets you manage your digital afterlife

What becomes of our digital lives once we die?