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
NASA launched its final Space Shuttle mission Friday from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The Atlantis mission marks the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle program, and a temporary halt to U.S. manned spaceflight. This ends a three-decade program that’s sent more than 300 astronauts into space.
The New York Times and USC have teamed up to offer an online education program that will rely on the paper’s journalists and the school’s faculty. USC’s Eileen Kohan told KPCC’s Steve Julian why the university pursued the project.
The Dodgers have filed for bankruptcy protection in Delaware – a move that keeps the team from being seized by Major League Baseball.
The representative of four hospitals on the Westside gave a dire warning Thursday night at a public forum: next month’s weekend closure of the 405 Freeway could endanger the health of current and pending patients.
KPCC recently reported on local Cambodians who hope to visit Phnom Penh later this year to possibly testify in a trial that could last three years. Several former Khmer Rouge leaders go before a United Nations-backed tribunal, charged with genocide and crimes against humanity dating back to the 1970s’ “Killing Fields.” As many as two million Cambodians died through executions, starvation and disease. Tonight the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood opens “Extraordinary Chambers.” That’s also the name of the courthouse where the tribunal takes place later this year.
The idea for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright's short play "On Facebook" came from reading conversations about gay marriage on the world's most popular social network. His piece is part of a group of short works, “Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays.”
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke with KPCC this morning about Osama bin Laden's death.
Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff serves on the House Intelligence Committee. Schiff says the Committee didn't know about the raid before it took place.
People are reacting this morning to the death of Osama bin Laden. The Muslim Public Affairs Council's website this morning read "MPAC Greets Bin Laden's Death With A Sense Of Relief." Salam Al-Marayati, president of MPAC in Los Angeles, spoke with KPCC.
Some people care about Kate's dress. I care more about the food. Here's the menu for today's meal at Buckingham Palace:
KCET, which severed its long-standing ties with PBS at the beginning of the year, announced Monday that it has sold its Sunset Boulevard production studios to the Church of Scientology.
An e-mail sent by an Orange County GOP Central Committee member has raised a controversy. Marilyn Davenport's e-mail shows a photo of President Obama's face on the body of a baby chimpanzee. The caption reads "Now you know why – No birth certificate!"
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is moving to the UCLA campus. It will partner with UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music to offer a new master’s degree program in jazz.
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes opens Saturday in downtown Los Angeles. It’s the city’s first permanent Mexican-American cultural center. And it’s right across the street from the popular Olvera Street marketplace.
With the overnight death of Elizabeth Taylor of congestive heart failure at Los Angeles's Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, movie and cultural historians are examining her career, which began in 1941 with Universal Pictures. She was known for her eight marriages to seven men (Richard Burton twice), her three Academy Awards and her humanitarian work.