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
An African-American family in blackface moves in next door. What's an upwardly mobile African-American and his white wife to do? "Neighbors" pushes most every possible boundary. "Neighbors" opens this weekend at the Matrix Theatre.
The two rail operators responsible for a deadly commuter train accident near Los Angeles two years ago have agreed to a $200 million settlement with victims. The settlement is the largest allowed under federal law.
KPCC's Julie Small talks to Steve Julian about what inspired her prison series, the findings and what to look forward to in the rest of the series. Small's series on prison medical care airs all this week on KPCC. The state's struggled to improve the medical care inside prisons for nearly a decade. Small has been reporting on that effort since a year after the receiver took over.
The man called "The Godfather of the Latino Movement" has died. Mario Obledo suffered a heart attack Wednesday in Sacramento. His credentials are long - he co-founded MALDEF, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. He was California’s secretary of Health and Welfare under Governor Jerry Brown.
Will Rogers acted in vaudeville, commented on the radio, and wrote more than 4,000 newspaper columns. He was a cowboy philosopher who knew how to poke fun at the prominent people and issues of his day. Rogers died 75 years ago Sunday. This weekend, the Will Rogers Ranch Foundation commemorates his life. Jennifer Rogers-Etcheverry never knew her great-grandfather (he died in a plane crash in 1935), but told KPCC’s Steve Julian that she remembers stories her late grandpa would tell her.
A team of American and Australian firefighters left the Santa Monica Pier at 8:46 this morning on a cross-country run to New York City to commemorate 9/11. It’s a relay run – six hours on, 12 hours off. Paul Richie is an Australian firefighter who’s taking part.
When television news was first getting its footing in Los Angeles, Stan Chambers went to work for Channel 5, KTLA. That was 63 years ago, and today, Stan announced his retirement - on his 87th birthday.
When President Obama recently awarded the Presidential Citizens Medals, he said, “What unites these citizens - what makes them special - is the determination they share ... to recognize when others are suffering and take it upon themselves to make a difference." One of the recipients is USC professor Roberta Diaz Brinton, who developed the STAR program. It encourages future doctors, scientists, and researchers to explore and help their world. [Audio: She talked to KPCC's Steve Julian on how the program got started.]
A federal judge in San Francisco will release his ruling this afternoon on the constitutionality of Proposition 8. U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker’s verdict comes two years after California voters banned same-sex marriage. That vote came only five months after the state Supreme Court had legalized those marriages.
Residents of Bell packed another City Council meeting Monday night, outraged over the council’s salaries and those of top administrators. The council responded to the concerns, but it wasn’t enough to quell calls for four of its members to resign. The council voted to slash its own salaries, but there was still an air of defiance.
The chief administrative officer made close to $800,000; the police chief was paid twice what LA's chief earns; 4 of 5 part-time city council members were paid about $100,000 a year.
The economy hasn't fully recovered, so expensive leisure trips aren’t within everyone’s reach this summer. But Marie Montgomery with the Automobile Club of Southern California says some people still choose to travel.
Lomography allows photographers to move from one end of the spectrum to the other…from digital precision to less focused spontaneity. And it’s giving everyone who likes to take pictures a chance to go back to the basics. There’s a lomographic event in LA tomorrow. Michelle McIlroy is regional manager for the Lomography Gallery Store in West Hollywood. She talks to KPCC's Steve Julian about the event and what lomography is all about.
I recently saw Sheriff Arpaio satirized by Culture Clash in its new play "American Night." The play, which I saw at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival earlier this month, examines immigration through the eyes of historical figures such as Lewis and Clark and others.
Forecasters plan to issue "excessive heat warnings" today and tomorrow. I'm a wimp when it comes to high temperatures. I've lived here all my life and still don't like it. I also avoid chilling the house during the day so as to not be the guy who sets the brown out into motion.