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
In his first week as Los Angeles County's new public defender, Ronald L. Brown said he would avoid wrongful convictions of people who are misidentified as culprits in crimes.
Later this morning, Jerry Brown becomes governor of California – again. Brown faces a $28 billion budget problem. John Myers of KPCC's sister station KQED in San Francisco provides his insight on what Brown's governorship holds.
PASADENA (CNS) - With thousands of people expected to camp out tonight for prime Rose Parade seating, Pasadena police and fire officials issued a series of tips aimed at keeping people safe and within the law.
We've reported this past week on two bills that Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) wrote and got passed and signed by the governor. He had 11 go through this year. Sen. Leno spoke with KPCC’s Steve Julian about which of his bills was the most personal and meaningful.
Ten years ago, Kathleen Turner and Matthew Rhys opened “The Graduate” onstage in London. The 1967 movie version with Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman was a cultural phenomenon across the pond and in the United States. Turner, who was in her mid-40s then, made news by appearing nude. In a radio drama version, she and Rhys this week reprise their roles for L.A. Theatre Works.
There’s a party of sorts going on in Boyle Heights, a heavily Latino portion of Los Angeles a few miles east of downtown. The place has received nearly $1.5 billion in public improvements in the past two years, including the Metro Gold Line East Side Extension.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court hears a case that could severely affect California’s prison population. KPCC’s Julie Small is in Washington, D.C. for today’s arguments.
A rock musical that addresses mental illness may seem an unlikely candidate for Broadway, but “Next to Normal” is just that. It won three Tony Awards last year and this year's Pulitzer Prize for drama. Its touring company opened the show over the weekend at the Music Center in Los Angeles. Brian Yorkey wrote the words and lyrics.
Retailers around Southern California wasted no time attracting holiday shoppers. Some began their Black Friday sales before Thanksgiving - and many flung open their doors last night and early this morning. And, some called the police a few hours ago to the Los Cerritos Center Mall where some guys were said to be flinging chairs in the food court.
Food Handling Tips
Unlike in much of the country, Democrats fared well in California Tuesday. The cliffhanger: the race for attorney general between L.A. County DA Steve Cooley and San Francisco DA Kamala Harris.
There were very few surprises yesterday as voters went to the polls. Jerry Brown is California governor once more. Gavin Newsom will take over as lieutenant governor and the other incumbents in the major state offices were re-elected. One race that is still too close to call is the battle for state attorney general.
When the Christmas season rolls around, theatergoers are accustomed to choosing among productions of “The Nutcracker,” “A Christmas Carol” and “The Miracle on 34th Street.” But some theater companies have chosen Halloween as the holiday to commemorate, and there are plenty of ghoulish shows to choose from in the Southland this week.
The Broadway musical production of “Enron” had a very short run in New York earlier this year. After middling reviews, lackluster ticket sales and failing to get an ever-so-important Tony nomination, the producers quickly pulled the plug. But before coming to New York, the show had a very successful run in London. It’s now being staged this week by L.A. Theatre Works.
When you see "Venice" on the marquee above the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, don't bother pulling out a map.