Jed Kim Environment Reporter

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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

Obamacare outreach blitz days before health exchanges open

Covered California has awarded $40 million to community organizations and clinics to educate the public on the Affordable Care Act.

To graduate high school, these kids must get into college

Environmental Charter High School's students are mostly Latino and low-income. Yet these grads are breaking stereotypes, getting attention from prestigious colleges.

GOP food stamp bill would cut off 350,000 Californians

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.

AltaMed breaks ground on Watts health center for frail seniors

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.

LA County tries to enlist restaurants in obesity fight

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.

Report: US is facing a crisis in cancer care

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.

Heat alert for Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys

Temperatures are forecast to hit triple digits in both areas on Thursday and Friday. The county may extend the alert if temps remain high.

After 20 years of metal detectors, are LAUSD schools safer?

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.

After 20 years of metal detectors, are schools safer?

Metal detectors have been used for weapons' screenings at L.A. Unified schools for 20 years. Have they made a difference?

Where do you keep supplies for 650,000 kids? Think big.

L.A. Unified's massive supply warehouse is a treasure trove of pencils, playground equipment, janitors’ buckets – the myriad items a school needs.

LA Unified starts paying alleged Miramonte victims

The L.A. Unified School District has paid two alleged victims of sexual abuse at Miramonte Elementary School the money promised in settlement offers.

Minecraft winning over not just teens — but also teachers

Teachers are beginning to use Minecraft to teach concepts in math, science and the humanities. They also learn real world skills, like perseverance.

OMG: Technology making students more creative — and sloppy

Teachers say they're seeing more casual grammar and language show up in formal writing assignments — but also more creativity.

LA Unified Supt. Deasy urges calm for school leaders

In his annual address to administrators before the start of school, Supt. Deasy urged calm, especially over the phasing in of a new national curriculum.

Why is school starting so early? Blame seniors

Schools have been pushing their start dates earlier and earlier. Some are starting almost a month before Labor Day, which has lost its place as the last summer weekend.