Jed Kim Environment Reporter
Jed Kim is an Environment Reporter for Southern California Public Radio.
Before joining KPCC, Jed was a producer at WNYC’s “The Takeaway” and an associate producer for the HBO documentary “Birders: The Central Park Effect.” His work has been featured on NPR and Marketplace.
Jed graduated from the University of Chicago in 2002, with a biology degree. After a few years of working in a laboratory, he decided that he’d be much happier as a radio reporter. He graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2008.
Stories by Jed Kim
The largest grant recipient is Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, which will get $1.5 million.
Researchers looked at 50 parks across Los Angeles. Two-thirds of the parks received outreach training and $4,000 apiece to improve their marketing.
Asian Americans tend to seek mental health care less often than other groups, but that doesn't mean they're not suffering from mental illnesses.
Asian Americans tend to use mental health services less than the general population. Some reports put the number at half.
The decision will take effect in 2014. Employees will be able to enroll in a third-party-administered plan that offers abortion coverage. That plan has not yet been finalized.
Covered California has awarded $40 million to community organizations and clinics to educate the public on the Affordable Care Act.
Environmental Charter High School's students are mostly Latino and low-income. Yet these grads are breaking stereotypes, getting attention from prestigious colleges.
In Los Angeles County alone, more than 1.1 million people receive benefits from CalFresh. Many will lose benefits if the GOP bill becomes law.
The center will provide a variety of outpatient services for between 300 and 350 seniors who otherwise might have ended up in a nursing home.
The LA County Department of Public Health launches a program aimed at fighting obesity by getting restaurants to offer smaller portions and healthier kids' meals.
The US sees about 1.6 million new cases of cancer each year. A report predicts that number will increase to 2.3 million by 2030, because of aging baby boomers.
Temperatures are forecast to hit triple digits in both areas on Thursday and Friday. The county may extend the alert if temps remain high.
For 20 years, metal detectors have been used in LAUSD schools. KPCC's Jed Kim reports on whether these tools have made schools any safer.
Metal detectors have been used for weapons' screenings at L.A. Unified schools for 20 years. Have they made a difference?
L.A. Unified's massive supply warehouse is a treasure trove of pencils, playground equipment, janitors’ buckets – the myriad items a school needs.