Austin Cross

Producer, Take Two

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Austin Cross is a Producer for KPCC's Take Two program.

Austin came to KPCC from CBS Radio where he worked for both KNX and KFWB, booking and producing news segments and programs on myriad topics, from finance and technology to culture and issues of race.

Austin is a Southern Californian and graduated from Azusa Pacific University. In addition to producing, he has guest hosted on KFWB.

Stories by Austin Cross

From Delta blues to SoCal surf: These songs will make you move and feel

Artists Ry Cooder, La Luz and TT make for an eclectic edition of Tuesday Reviewsday.

Slights and fights: Recapping the gubernatorial debate

Four Democrats, two Republicans, one riveting debate.

Kick out the summer jams, SoCal

Artists Aloe Blacc and Patrick Paige II are out with some new tunes just in time for the summer sun.

CA GOP head Brulte unfazed by endorsement fail

It's an outcome that many feared: Republican delegates did not endorse a candidate for the California governor's race at the party convention Sunday.

This LA bike tour serves up Boyle Heights history — and tacos

The tour is trying to change the way you see Los Angeles and communities around you through local history, bicycles and that beloved Mexican cuisine.

Why Central American asylum seekers face very long odds

Many will enter; few get in. The asylum-seeking process can take months, and often ends in disappointment. Here's why.

Republicans hope a gas tax repeal will drive voters to the polls

California politics can be intense. Our experts break down what happened this week so you can stay up to date without the headache.

'Caravan' of migrants from Central America prepares to enter the US

While not all of the migrants will try to enter the United States, one reporter says at least 200 plan to seek asylum Sunday. They face long odds.

What DACA decision means for students today and Democrats tomorrow

Final word on DACA will determine for many local students if they can attend school in the fall. It may also influence how Democrats do in the next election.

Could some sweet Steyer cash give Kevin de León a much-needed boost?

Steyer will have to break off a fat stack if de Leon hopes to compete with Sen. Dianne Feinstein's $10 million war chest.

Sensuous soul with an edge? Look no further...

Every week, Take Two gets in the groove with the latest cuts from some of the most soulful singers in the Southland and beyond. 

A California lawmaker with ties to Trump could be eyeing Paul Ryan's gig

Here's a hint: The Washington Post once called him President Trump's "fixer, friend and candy man."

When Republicans resist: Sanctuary state edition

California's sanctuary laws could be handing the state's GOP a cause to rally behind.

In the eugenics era, Mexican American women were prime targets of sterilization in California

Eight decades on, a Southern California family is still haunted by what happened at a Pomona institution in the 1930s.

Mexican American musicians tackle the Dreamer debate through song

The song "Muro" by a band called The Mexican Standoff criticizes President Donald Trump and chronicles the lives of dreamers.