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
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.
TV's favorite red-headed housewife will turn 100 on Saturday. Lucille Ball, who died at age 77 in 1989, was best known for her sitcom "I Love Lucy," which premiered in 1951. The Hollywood Museum together with CBS DVD/ Paramount Home Entertainment presented "Lucille Ball at 100 and `I Love Lucy' at 60," a private gala reception and exhibit spotlighting the "Queen of Comedy" in Hollywood on Thursday evening.
Police in Long Beach are looking into three recent assaults on gay men. Each happened in or near the city’s Broadway Corridor, known for its tight-knit gay and lesbian community.
Chevron reported higher earnings in the second quarter. The oil giant kept in pace with its major competitors.
South Los Angeles activist Lillian Mobley, who advocated for better education, transportation, healthcare and other public services for the community, has died. She was 81.
L.A. County Metro officials say they're ready for this weekend’s shutdown of the 405 Freeway between the 101 and 10 interchanges. Are the rest of us ready for "Carmageddon"? Metro spokesman Marc Littman offers his thoughts.
A memorial service for former First Lady Betty Ford will be held Tuesday afternoon at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Palm Desert. She and late President Gerald Ford worshipped there after he left office in 1977. Betty Ford died Friday at the age of 93.
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.