Steve Julian Host, Morning Edition
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Steve Julian is KPCC's host for Morning Edition. Steve started his broadcasting career as a police dispatcher and served as a police officer in Baldwin Park. He moved to radio in 1980 at an easy-listening station in the Inland Empire. At KPRO in Riverside, he co-anchored the afternoon news with Larry Mantle, before KPCC hired Larry away in 1983.
Steve joined KPCC in 2000 after five years as a traffic reporter for AirWatch America in Santa Ana. He coordinated the simulcast of WNYC’s coverage of the attacks on September 11, 2001.
A Southland native, Julian acts and directs at theaters around southern California. He serves on the boards of two theater companies and writes about theater for LA STAGE Times and on his own website, stevejulian.com.
Stories by Steve Julian
California Assemblywoman Laura Richardson won Tuesday's election for the 37th Congressional District seat, which became vacant after the death of the late Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald earlier this year. KPCC's Steve Julian spoke with Richardson about the victory and what she hopes to accomplish.
The fallout from Mattel's recall may not be as bad as some think; Wall Street may be hurrying away from Hollywood and Wal-Mart plans to open a line of convenience stores.
The Marine Corps dropped charges yesterday against Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt, a Camp Pendleton Marine accused of killing three Iraqi brothers in Haditha in November of 2005. Sharratt was accused of killing the civilians after a roadside bomb killed a Marine. KPCC's Morning Edition host Steve Julian spoke with James Culp, one of two attorneys who represented Sharratt.
From now on, when Los Angeles police respond to a major incident, a video crew will have to tag along. The crew will record a sort of "video log" narrated by the incident commander. KPCC's Steve Julian spoke with LAPD Deputy Chief Mike Hillman about the new policy. Hillman heads the department's incident management bureau and says the department has been using videographers since about 1990, but not in every case.
State Senators voted down the Assembly version of the budget last night. The budget needed the support of two-thirds of Senators, and at least two Republicans, but only one Republican voted for it. KPCC's Steve Julian spoke with State Capitol Reporter Julie Small about why it failed.
Italy and the Getty Museum have struck a deal on 40 items that Italy has claimed were stolen from the country. KPCC's Morning Edition host Steve Julian spoke with former Los Angeles Times reporter Ralph Frammolino about the agreement. Frammolino and L.A. Times reporter Jason Felch are writing a book about the dispute called "Chasing Aphrodite.
The State Assembly approved a budget early Friday morning, but it may face a tough fight in the Senate. KPCC's Morning Edition host Steve Julian spoke about the spending plan with State Capitol Reporter Julie Small.
A report by a Washington D.C. think tank says some big cities like Los Angeles are taking the wrong approach in the fight against gang violence. The Justice Policy Institute says cities are focusing too much on sending gang members to jail, and not enough on deterring gang membership. KPCC's Morning Edition host Steve Julian spoke with the report's co-author, Kevin Pranis.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay a record $660 million to victims of sexual abuse by members of the clergy. The settlement came before the first lawsuit against the Archdiocese was set to go to trial on Monday. KPCC's Morning Edition host Steve Julian talked about the settlement with Rob Schmitz, L.A. bureau chief for KQED in San Francisco.
The Nixon Library is now under the aegis of the federal National Archives. It means millions of pages of the Nixon presidency will move from the east coast to the west and about 78,000 pages were unveiled Wednesday, along with more than 11 hours of audio tape. KPCC's Morning Edition host Steve Julian spoke with Tim Naftali, the director of the Nixon Presidential Library.
The federal government has announced a pilot program to go after medical suppliers that fraudulently bill Medicare. KPCC's Morning Edition host Steve Julian spoke about the program with Kimberly Brandt, Medicare's Director of Program Integrity.
Democratic Assemblywoman Laura Richardson will face Long Beach police Sgt. John Kanaley, a Republican, in a runoff election to succeed Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald in the 37th Congressional District. Richardson beat Democratic State Sen. Jenny Oropeza by eight percentage points. KPCC's Morning Edition host Steve Julian spoke with USC political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe about the results.
Protesters are planning demonstrations outside a Dana Point hotel where Vietnamese president Nguyen Minh Triet will speak to business leaders this evening. Yesterday, Congressional lawmakers met with Triet in Washington DC and confronted the communist leader on his country's human rights record. KPCC's Morning Edition host Steve Julian spoke with one of the lawmakers, Fullerton Rep. Ed Royce.
California Department of Health Services director Sandra Shewry says she hopes that there will be changes at King-Harbor Hospital as the state moves to revoke the South L.A. facility's license. KPCC's Morning Edition host Steve Julian spoke with Shewry about the impact of the state's action.
Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Tamar Galatzan and former West Covina Unified Superintendent Richard Vladovic were both elected Tuesday to the L.A. Unified Board of Education. Both candidates were endorsed by Mayor Villaraigosa.