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

Examining how big wildfires have become big business

And Michael Kodas, author of "Megafire," says the way the U.S fights fires can lead to more of them.

How the DACA decision can impact California politics

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have weighed in on President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

With DACA's end announced, here's some advice for Dreamers

President Trump's decision about DACA hits close to home for many. In California, around 200,000 people benefit from the program.

Want universal health care for California? Be patient, says committee co-chair

A new Assembly committee, formed after the shelving of the Healthy California Act, will study universal health care in depth. But co-chair Assemblyman Jim Wood limits expectations.

Affordable housing bills near a vote, 'Dreamers' brace for DACA decision

Political news from the Golden State.

Felines, fire and a 'phantom': SoCal shares roommate stories

One way for someone to withstand the cost of living in Southern California is finding a roommate. However, as these stories from listeners can attest, actually sharing space with another person can offer a different set of challenges.

Reconciling California's (very) racist history

There are 109 federally recognized American Indian nations in California, one expert says. Several suffered at the hands of the state's earliest settlers.

Gov. Brown, Dem lawmakers, agree on affordable housing bond

Lawmakers agreed to a 4-billion dollar bond to help fund low-income housing and subsidize loans for California veterans.

State of Affairs: Assemblyman Chad Mayes gets replaced, Rendon reconsiders single-payer

Political news from the Golden State.

Stories of immigrant children as seen through blown glass

A surge of migrant minors in 2014 forms the inspiration behind a new exhibit that explores the immigrant experience through the art of blown glass.

Ousted Google employee teams up with Republican party official

San Francisco lawyer Harmeet Dhillon is representing former Google employee James Damore now. Her firm says it's investigating Google's employment practices.

How Afghanistan veterans fight the war within

After nearly 16 years of conflict, victory in Afghanistan remains elusive. But when does the war end for a veteran?

State of Affairs: Rohrabacher calls on Assange, Gov. Brown's bonds

Political news from the Golden State.

LA's city attorney considers options to protect funds from feds

City Attorney Mike Feuer gave the Department of Justice until Friday to clarify new rules regarding certain undocumented inmates. They haven't. Now what?

State of Affairs: California's blue brings in the green, but a Dem dispute looms

Political news from the Golden State.