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,

Stories by Steve Julian

Long Beach responds to 3 recent assaults on gay men

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's profits up 43 percent

Chevron reported higher earnings in the second quarter. The oil giant kept in pace with its major competitors.

Congresswoman Karen Bass remembers civil activist Lillian Mobley

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.

Is Los Angeles ready for 'Carmageddon'?

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.

The history and legacy of the Betty Ford Center

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 launches last Space Shuttle

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.

USC and New York Times team up to offer online education program

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.

Dodgers file for bankruptcy

The Dodgers have filed for bankruptcy protection in Delaware – a move that keeps the team from being seized by Major League Baseball.

405 shutdown: Hospitals concerned about July freeway closure

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.

'Extraordinary Chambers' opens at Geffen Playhouse, looking at Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge

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.

Gay marriage play series includes 'On Facebook'

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 speaks on bin Laden's death before leaving for Washington DC

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke with KPCC this morning about Osama bin Laden's death.

Calif. Rep. Adam Schiff on bin Laden death: 9/11 victims now have 'some measure of justice'

Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff serves on the House Intelligence Committee. Schiff says the Committee didn't know about the raid before it took place.

Muslim Public Affairs Council greets bin Laden's death with 'sense of relief'

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.

What they're serving in London

Some people care about Kate's dress. I care more about the food. Here's the menu for today's meal at Buckingham Palace: