Josie Huang Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter

Josie Huang
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Josie Huang is an Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter for KPCC. Prior to that, she produced and reported for the station's Take Two and The Madeleine Brand Show.

Huang came to KPCC from the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, where she was a reporter and co-host of the evening drive-time news show. Before that, she reported for the Portland (Me.) Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and The Republican newspaper in Springfield, 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.

Huang grew up in Maryland and Taiwan and went to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. She's happy to be near relatives, great cuisine and stand-up comedy venues.


Stories by Josie Huang

From bok choy to daikon: Fresh, affordable produce to suit Asian tastes

Subscribers to the Roots C.S.A. receive fresh Asian produce such as daikon and Napa cabbage grown by Asian-American farmers

Anaheim council rejects calling for stop to deportations (updated)

Officials in Orange County's biggest city turned down a proposal to call for a stop to deportations by the Obama administration. Instead, council members reaffirmed their past stated support for comprehensive immigration reform at their meeting.

Bilingual classes gives older immigrants better shot at citizenship

In the civics class she teaches in Koreatown, Theresa Jung speaks in Korean before switching seamlessly to English.

Seeing none, Korean-American community works to recruit foster parents

A shortage of Korean-speaking foster parents spurs a partnership between the county's Department of Family and Child Services and Korean organizations.

LA artist brings immigrant labor into focus

The son of Mexican immigrants knows his subject and tries to throw a spotlight on the "invisible" men and women who make many an affluent L.A. household hum.

CDC ramps up study of Asian-American health

A complete picture on the health of Asian-Americans can be hard to come by.

#HowIMetYourRacism: How Asian-Americans on Twitter are telling Hollywood to back off

Have Asian-Americans found their voice on social media? The recent backlash against ethnic portrayals in "How I Met Your Mother" suggests something is happening.

Northridge: Quake readiness ranges widely at 'Epicenter U'

At Cal State Northridge, site of major damage from the 1994 quake, memories have faded and earthquake preparedness varies widely. It's a common thing, experts say.

In Immigration News: Renewed hopes for reform, Spanish speakers and the ObamaCare rollout, tailoring horror for Latino audiences

Watch Out: Immigration Could Still Happen in 2014 - U.S. News and World Report New year, new hope. Immigration rights activists are saying that 2014 may the year for comprehensive immigration reform -- even though pols will be busy with mid-term elections.

In Immigration News: Immigrant allowed to practice law, border searches of electronic devices and Asian-American millennials

Calif. Supreme Court rules undocumented law school grad can join State Bar - Southern California Public Radio Sergio Garcia won his bid to practice law on Thursday morning, after a years-long fight.

Calif. Supreme Court grants law license to undocumented law school grad (updated)

Sergio Garcia calls the ruling "wonderful"; he had challenged a 1996 federal law that bars people living in the country illegally from receiving the professional license.

In Immigration News: Controversial Latino PAC shutters, the first-ever Hmong-American US judge, Latino superhero series lives on

California Latino Caucus closes one of its fundraising PACs - Sacramento Bee On the last day of the year, a controversial political action committee tied to the Legislature's Latino Caucus shut down.

In Immigration News: Latinos still searching for political clout, chances for reform in 2014, 'Anchorman' dog-eating joke

Latinos still face electoral hurdles in California - Associated Press Even with Latinos poised to become California's largest ethnic group in 2014, they lack political clout in surprising places.

LA's ban on plastic bags starts Jan. 1

LA's plastic-bag ban starts Jan. 1 in large grocery stores such as Ralph's and Von's and will expand to include smaller stores July 1.

Yelp adds health inspection grades to LA restaurant reviews

A new feature on Yelp lets diners know how restaurants rate on food hygiene.