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Nick Roman is KPCC's host of All Things Considered.

Roman has been a fixture in Southern California radio news for more than 20 years. From 1984-2004, he was the voice of news at KLON/KKJZ in Long Beach, serving as a producer, anchor, and news director. Along the way he helped create CALNET, a daily statewide news program, where he was a producer, news editor and host.

He's proud to have trained such accomplished journalists as Kitty Felde and Frank Stoltze. Roman has also worked for the past 15 years teaching broadcast journalism to students at Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Fullerton. His love of sports has led him to file numerous stories for NPR's "Only A Game."


Stories by Nick Roman

LAUSD to review, and maybe deny, thousands of student transfers

The Los Angeles Unified School District is changing a long-standing policy that allowed 12,000 L.A. students attend schools outside the district.

UCLA professor says time to examine value of charter schools

Los Angeles is among the target cities for a new federal effort to root out racial divides in public schools. UCLA education professor Gary Orfield says that should include a close look at charter schools.

AG says Haim death linked to prescription drug ring

State Attorney General Jerry Brown says this week's death of former child actor Corey Haim is linked to a prescription drug ring that his office has had under investigation.

Tom Campbell to announce he's dropping out of California's gubernatorial race

Political bloggers hinted at it – but political reporters for the “San Jose Mercury News” have said it straight out: Former Congressman Tom Campbell plans to announce on Thursday in Los Angeles that he’s dropping out of the race for governor.

LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines wants to revise tenure rules

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines wants the district to get rid of ineffective teachers before they gain tenure, saying the nation's second-largest school system has largely failed to adequately evaluate teacher performance.

LA medical pot dispensaries capped at 70, but 137 to stay open

The new medical marijuana rules in Los Angeles will cap the number of pot dispensaries in the city at 70. But 137 will be allowed to do business under the L.A. City Council's revamped regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries.

California students not too fat - but still not fit

California kids aren’t all that fat – but they’re not as fit as they should be, either. That’s the basic finding in the new round of physical fitness test scores for public schools in California. The scores reflect how physically fit fifth, seventh, and ninth graders are.

California health officials roll out H1N1 vaccine

The H1N1 “swine flu” vaccine is available now in Los Angeles and more is on the way. County public health director Dr. Jonathan Fielding is distributing 92,000 doses now of the FluMist nasal spray. By the end of the month, the county will have 1.3-million doses in nasal spray and flu shot form, Fielding says.

Researchers warn foothills below burned hills face mudflow danger

U.S. Geological Survey researchers warn foothill areas below hillsides burned by the Station Fire could face mudflow danger this winter.

Universal dumps movie bosses after summer flicks flop

Universal Pictures has let go its two top movie studio bosses after a disastrous summer season. KPCC’s Nick Roman has details.

Arson investigators say 13-year-old boy set Morris Fire

The search for the arsonist behind the massive Station Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains is still underway. But investigators say they’ve nabbed the person who touched off the smaller Morris Fire. KPCC's Nick Roman has details.

Fire danger high for next few days in SoCal mountains

The hot and dry weather has triggered a red flag warning from the National Weather Service. KPCC's Susan Valot says it’ll stay in effect until Friday night.

LA County child welfare workers have higher caseload than other areas

An analysis of the caseloads handled by Los Angeles County child welfare workers says they’re far higher than in other counties. KPCC’s Susan Valot says the report also says there’s not much the county can do about it.

July home sales up in Southern California

July home sales in California were up 12 percent from the same month a year ago. KPCC's Susan Valot has more from the California Association of Realtors' latest sales report.

Senate, Assembly committees to hear water bills

A pair of Senate and Assembly committees will meet as one Tuesday to hear about a package of bills on water conservation and the Sacramento Delta. The bills set out plans to manage the runoff from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. KPCC’s Nick Roman says they’ve also let loose a flood of opposition.