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Josie Huang covers housing and changing neighborhoods for KPCC. She last reported for and co-hosted the evening news show for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Prior to radio, she wrote for dailies in Maine and Massachusetts. Assignments have taken her to Central America’s largest dump, a coastal Mississippi town recovering from Hurricane Katrina and the US-Canada border, which American seniors were crossing to buy cheaper prescription drugs. She grew up in Maryland and Taiwan.


Stories by Josie Huang

Fans of 'Dark Knight' react to Colorado shooting news

News of the tragic shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. during a midnight screening of "Dark Knight Rises," is rippling across the country. Reporter Josie Huang went out to the ArcLight Cinema in Pasadena today to survey the scene and find out how local moviegoers are reacting.

SoCal gymnast Kyla Ross heads to London Olympics

Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo is the first-ever student from Gym-Max Gymnastics to make it to the Olympics.

Obama and Romney campaigns battle over social media turf

In the tight race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, social media is more important than ever, and both President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney are ramping up their game. So who's winning the social media wars, and how much will it really matter on Election Day? KPCC's Josie Huang is here with more.

New Pew study highlights the rise, and attitudes, of Asian-Americans

The study says Asians now surpass Hispanics in new immigrant arrivals, increasing by 10 percent as Hispanic immigration drops more than 30.

Is Washington acronym crazy?

KPCC's Josie Huang reports on the Washington convention of using acronyms for the names of significant legislation.

What's behind ICANN's expansion of the Internet?

The agency driving the expansion of the web is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, based in Marina Del Rey. It's about to release a whole new slew of domain suffixes.

The high cost of being a Californian

Living in Southern California has a lot of pluses - culture, a plethora of outdoor activities and the weather. But it also has a big minus — the cost of living. And some believe that it's getting even more expensive. KPCC's Steve Proffitt and Josie Huang get to the bottom of it.

Would a tobacco tax hike convince smokers to quit?

Next Tuesday, Californians will vote on Proposition 29, which would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes from 87 cents to $1.87.

Murs curates new LACMA series 'Through The Mic'

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is going hip-hop. Yes, hip-hop. LACMA says the music genre is its own artform, and wants to showcase LA talent in a new concert series.

Four tons of marijuana found off Orange County coast

Yesterday, four tons of marijuana were found bobbing in the waters off the coast of Orange County.

What California's 'minority majority' population can teach the nation

The Census reports that for the first time, white births were outnumbered by minority births. This has been true in California for decades. What can the nation learn from California's diverse demographic?

Luring the swallows back to San Juan Capistrano

KPCC's Josie Huang reports on how the San Juan Capistrano Mission is teaming up with scientists to lure back the iconic cliff swallows.

What's the name for the next generation?

KPCC's Josie Huang explains the back story on the names like 'Baby Boomers' and "Milliennials.' What will the next generation be named?

Where are they now? Major figures from the LA riots

KPCC's Josie Huang joins the show to discuss the current whereabouts of the major figures from the LA riots.

SoCal's 15-year-old ping pong master

An Arcadia teenager is striving for Olympic greatness in the sport of table tennis.