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

Meet the alt-right of LA

Young ideologues are now swelling the ranks of a graying white supremacist party in Southern California — a cohort that believes their time is nigh.

What Facebook did to media literacy in America

While Facebook can't be blamed for false headlines, the company did little to stop them from spreading this election season.

For one evangelical leader, President-elect Trump an imperfect champion in faith fight

For Jim Garlow, senior pastor at Skyline Church, Donald Trump represents a step in the right direction.

Millennials see a more diverse, unified future for American politics

The election revealed just how differenly Americans feel about the direction of the country. Now, members of the next generation are planting the seeds of change.

Healing America: Faith leaders reflect on unity after the election

The presidential race uncovered deep divisions in the nation. A look at how SoCal's faith communities plan to repair the rift.

California's future under a Trump presidency

Regardless of who wins the presidency, there are a lot of issues important to California: trade, immigration and energy/environment.

Awkward no more: Election-fueled rifts could soon cease

For many, tomorrow marks the end of uncomfortable and sometimes stressful conversations with friends and family over issues that have polarized the country.

Is it time to retire the term 'black film'?

What makes a movie a black film? The cast? The director? The storyline? Or none of the above?

Combatting racial bias in the sharing economy

Discrimination in the global marketplace is nothing new: the ability to measure how often it happens and call out offenders is.

Two groups, one community: USC report explores South LA's demographic shift

Once predominantly African American, Latinos now make up the majority of South LA. Shared experiences have bonded the groups in some unique ways, the report reveals.

'Eagle Huntress' director Otto Bell on the documentary that pretty much wrote itself

On day one of filming, 13-year-old Aishol-pan took a new eagle from its mother's nest on a Kazakh mountainside. Bell was hooked.

As Vine is cut, a look at video tech through the decades

The shutdown of the video site Vine shows just how rapidly market demands can evolve. Take Two takes a look at the past, present, and future of our home movies.

California spent nearly $21 billion on incarceration and crime in 2015

Despite recent reforms, the state and county spent $15 billion on incarceration and nearly $6 billion responding to criminal acts.

Pentagon ordered to stop taking back National Guard signing bonuses

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday ordered the Pentagon to stop its efforts to collect repayment from members of the California National Guard who had received enlistment bonuses for signing during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

​ People called me 'monkey': Journalists covering the campaign face insults, threats

Political correspondents share the pros and cons of reporting on one of the most contentious presidential races in recent memory.