Nick Roman

Host, All Things Considered

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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 30 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 25 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 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.

Dropout rates fall in LA Unified, soar in two local districts

The California Department of Education is out with the latest high dropout numbers. L.A. Unified is doing better at keeping students in school. But KPCC's Nick Roman says two local districts saw their numbers soar.

“Cash for Clunkers” lives for another weekend

Congress today quickly passed legislation to pump an extra $2 billion into the federal government's popular “Cash for Clunkers” program. The extra money will keep the program in effect over the weekend.

Cruises bring California money, even in choppy economy

The cruise line industry today released a report that touts its economic impact in California and nationally. KPCC’s Nick Roman says it comes as the industry struggles in a choppy economic sea.

Parks backers say closing parks will cost in long run

A non-profit group that supports public parks says closing state parks might save money now – but will cost California money in the long run.