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

Could an early presidential primary empower California Dems?

Passed by a party-line vote, a bill before Governor Brown would move our voting date up three months to March. Concerns about the bill range from the extension of election season by several months to Democrats having more of a voice in picking candidates.

One expert's advice to US, North Korea's leaders: Stop talking

President Trump and the leader he has dubbed "Rocket Man" may be burning out their fuses, but that's about it, says the director of Korean studies at USC.

State of Affairs: Pelosi protests, Sanders speaks

It's not easy being Nancy Pelosi. Also, lawmakers debate the latest Republican health bill, and Bernie Sanders barnstorms the Golden State, pushing his single-payer health care bill.

This lost Chicano mural redefined 'art' in California

The work was an urban tapestry, reflecting the diversity of Boyle Heights in the 80s. Then it was destroyed. But its loss was not in vain.

What the signing of the 'sanctuary state' bill means

A bill passed Saturday by lawmakers puts California on track to become the country's first so-called "sanctuary state."

SOA: Bill deadline, Trump's DACA dinner, Dems' rising star

Up in Sacramento, lawmakers are in high gear.

After 2 years, students still find themselves in junior college. Why?

Santa Monica College has the highest transfer rate in California. Here's what they say ensures student success.

What's actually going on with Trump and Democrat lawmakers?

A cavalcade of confusing messages surrounding DACA followed a dinnertime meeting between President Trump and Democratic leaders.

​ Expert: Mexico would welcome Dreamers with open arms

But the former presidential advisor says that it would be best for DACA participants if they were allowed to stay in the US.

How strength in numbers affects California's DACA lawsuit

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit Monday over President Trump's decision to end the DACA program.

State of Affairs: DACA decision, Trump, Pelosi make a deal

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions set off a political shockwave in California after announcing a wind-down to DACA Tuesday. State lawmakers scrambled to protect Dreamers.

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.