Steve Julian Host, Morning Edition
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
More than 200 musicians pick up their instruments Saturday night to accompany The Lord of the Rings film “The Fellowship of the Ring.” The score, composed by Howard Shore, won both the Grammy and Academy awards. The film will be projected onto a 60-foot screen at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
A two-week arts festival just got underway in Pasadena. The AxS Festival combines exhibitions, performances, public art and conversations. Most events are free to the public. The nonprofit Pasadena Arts Council oversees the Festival.
More than 60,000 grocery workers in Southern California vote Friday and Saturday on a new union contract with the three major chains. Their union recommends they ratify the contract, and they expect it to be overwhelmingly approved.
A memoir of former California governor and Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger will be published next fall by Simon and Schuster. Simon and Schuster has already picked a title: “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.”
From the embers of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, a theater company emerged. That troupe, the Unusual Suspects, employs improvisation techniques, onstage performance and audience interaction to help young people develop self confidence and the skills they’ll need to stay in school.
CVS pharmacist Jill Kolin says flu season is upon us. Kolin spoke with KPCC's Steve Julian Wednesday and gave him his own flu shot.
A long-time campaign treasurer who managed finances for a multitude of California campaigns was released on bail Friday after being arrested by the FBI earlier this month. Kinde Durkee has been charged with fraud, and many of her clients are speaking out about their own financial losses at her hand.
Democratic Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti’s announcement that he’s running for mayor came as no surprise. The fourth generation Angeleno filed candidacy papers Thursday morning.
The trial of the so-called "Irvine 11" got underway Wednesday with opening statements from prosecutors and defense attorneys. The Muslim students on trial are accused of shouting down the Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, during a speech at the University of California, Irvine.
As GOP presidential hopefuls gear up for Wednesday's Republican debate, a new poll shows Texas Governor Rick Perry tied with Mitt Romney among California Republican voters. The USC Dorslife/Los Angeles Times poll shows each candidate with 22 percent of the vote.
The national jobs picture was static in August without a single new job added, something that hasn’t happened since the 1940s. The news comes just in time to throw a pall over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Undocumented college students in California are a step closer to being eligible for state-funded scholarships and financial aid.
Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad tried this week to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys. At 61, she had trained extensively at the Pasadena Aquatic Center and in the Caribbean Ocean, but halfway through the choppy 103-mile swim, she called it quits.
The Walt Disney Company posted better than expected earnings in its fiscal third quarter. The positive report was the result of a bookkeeping maneuver.
The highly anticipated jobs report came out from the Labor Department this morning, and it’s not so bad. Not great, but not bad. The nation’s jobless figure dropped from 9.2 to 9.1 percent. Jobs created: 117,000. That's 27,000 more than expected.