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

State of Affairs: Brown, budgets, battlegrounds, and CA's possible presidential contender

While most of us were busy following the fallout from the firing of the FBI director, Governor Jerry Brown put out a revised state budget that's a little more generous than his first draft.

San Francisco to provide legal defense for immigrants facing deportation

Undocumented immigrants who can't afford an attorney are forced to face the judge alone. But San Francisco's public defender is working to change that.

State of Affairs: CA's Republicans say 'yes' to health care bill

California Republicans were among some of the final holdouts. In the end, every single one would vote for the bill. So what caused them to fall in line?

The psychology behind that popular new comic from 'The Oatmeal'

Seattle-based artist Matthew Inman challenges our relationship with facts in an irreverent new comic. We broke it down with a psychologist.

No bones about it: Bray-Ali's uncloseted skeletons unlikely to help his campaign

Voters have forgiven candidates who have had affairs or late taxes, reasons one political scientist, but racist posts online are a no-go in these parts.

After the LA Riots, blacks, Korean-Americans faced different realities

International investors poured money into rebuilding Koreatown, making it wealthier than ever. But in South Los Angeles, little has changed.

State of Affairs: How California fared in President Trump's first 100 days

A bipartisan roundtable analyzes Trump's impact on the Golden State.

The itsy bitsy spider explosion coming to Southern California

With the drought officially over, experts are expecting a "bumper crop" of arachnids — especially brown widows.

State of Affairs: Sen. Feinstein's rough week, Rep. Issa's ostensible journey to the center

It's been an eventful week for politics in the Golden State.

One car per green: LA on-ramp lights turn 50

Granted, they can be frustrating, but one Caltrans engineer says your commute would be a lot harder without them.

Peak LA pairings: Crème brûlée doughnuts with fried chicken

Can pastries and poultry coexist? A new shop in DTLA thinks so. Take Two ventured there to see what kind of treats and tastes Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken has brought from Washington, D.C.

State of Affairs: The Bay takes Trump to court as sanctuary statehood looms

San Francisco hopes to block an executive order that would withhold funding from so-called sanctuary cities.

What United Airlines teaches us about social media strategy

Sometimes a weak response to controversy allows others to fill in the blanks, according to an expert in digital branding.

State of Affairs: CA lawmakers react to Syria strike, Gov. Brown scores $54b tax victory

Reactions among lawmakers were mixed; some applauded the action, while others urged phe president to consult Congress in the future.

SoCal Trump supporter: US can intervene in Syria and still keep 'America First'

President Trump flipped in his stance on Syria, but one local proponent says the U.S. needed to send a message to the "butchers and bullies" of the world.