Julian Burrell KPCC contributing producer

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Julian Burrell is a frequent producer of content for AirTalk and Take Two. His favorite subjects to cover include politics, technology, pop culture and Los Angeles-centric human interest. Since he graduated with his degree in journalism from the University of La Verne, he has been brought up in the ways of public radio. He previously worked with Bullseye with Jesse Thorn, All Things Considered and Marketplace. In his free time, he can be found with his girlfriend at the movies or traveling around Los Angeles County on the Metrolink trains.

Stories by Julian Burrell

How improv helps kids with autism

Partnering with The Second City, Zip Zap Zop Enrichment wants to use the spirit of improv comedy to help autistic kids learn and interact with their peers.

Syrian-American artist "skeptical" of recent U.S. actions

Omar Offendum has long been critical of the Assad government. But he's skeptical about the effectiveness of the recent U.S. missile strikes.

What California license plates say about our car culture

The latest California license plate for a cause features the famous redwood forest. It's the latest in California's long line of distinct car tags.

The end is in sight for work on the Corona 91 Freeway

In 2014, construction began on new lanes for the 91 freeway. Today they're finally open, but not after the process frustrated local commuters.

Venus and Serena Williams portray domination and inspiration

All eyes were on tennis's most famous sibling duo as they competed for the Australian Open title on Saturday... even for the next generation of talent in California.

What happens when Metro digs up a fossil?

Workers along the Metro Purple line found parts of a tusk and skull from either a mastodon or mammoth — and there are plenty of other prehistoric remnants under L.A.

Crisis counselor recalls trauma of San Bernardino attack

Angelika Robinson is used to helping first responders deal with the critical incidents. But experiencing the San Bernardino attack in person brought new challenges.

After years of rough business, Nintendo hopes for a Switch

Nintendo's previous console the Wii U had poor sale numbers. But according to one analyst, its new system may turn things around for the Japanese game developer.

Gary Phillips on comic books and the lesser seen Southland

Crime Novelist Gary Phillips resurrects the classic hero The Vigilante in modern Southern California. The six-issue mini series comes out in October.

One ex-Trump advisor didn't want to be a 'hispanic prop'

Houston attorney Jacob Monty was a part of Donald Trump's National Hispanic Advisory Council. But after the GOP candidate's speech in Arizona, he decided to resign.

Misogyny tinged with color: A closer look at 'misogynoir'

Essayist Roxane Gay and USC professor Brendesha Tynes help break down the particular brand of prejudice that black women deal with.

Meet the man who miniaturized former LA landmarks

Disappointed by the demolition of some of his favorite buildings in Los Angeles, Gerald Cox decided to preserve them with hand-crafted models.

Floyd Norman on being a misfit, trouble-maker and animator

Floyd Norman was the first black animator at Disney Studios. According to him there was, "no room for racism," in his line of work

Dobbsland: Backyard theme park, love letter to grandchildren

Steven Dobbs's grandchildren love Disneyland. To get them to come to his house, he decided to harness their Disney fandom and put it in his own backyard.

Interest in skateboarding as an Olympic sport ramps up

The sport was born from urban culture and rebellion. Now, one global skate scholar at USC believes that the sport has a lot to offer as official Olympic event.