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

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.

Sanctuary law? Feds say no, state says yes, OC says no

County officials voted to join a federal lawsuit against California and its "sanctuary laws." Now President Trump is calling them brave.

These LA hip-hop artists aren't afraid to get deep, y'all

Rappers from across LA articulate the struggles of everyday living in these new releases.

Don't worry, GOP, the Governator is here to help

Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger outlined his vision for a new CA GOP Wednesday. By his side: centrist Republican Chad Mayes and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Triple Beam Pizza brings Roman-style pies to Highland Park

The chefs behind Mozza have joined forces to bring authentic, Roman-style pizza to a rapidly-evolving foodie-friendly neighborhood.

The soul music scene is alive and well in the UK

Old school blends with new in this week's music selections. Building on the work of past jazz and soul greats, these artists show us that the kids might be alright.

Anyway, here's border wall: Trump comes to CA

If you were playing Trump-in-California bingo, you could mark "blast Governor Brown" on your card.

LA traffic is so bad this man wants to solve it with a boat

A short sea voyage instead of a gridlocked drive on the 405 — does the idea hold water?

Beyond road closures: The intense security behind Trump's CA trip

Earthquakes, wildfires, and protests are just a few of the factors that Secret Service agents have considered ahead of Trump's trip Tuesday.

What to expect when you're expecting President Trump

President Trump comes to California next week. The visit comes days after the administration sued the Golden State for its immigration laws.

What to expect when Trump visits California this month

Fresh on the heels of a legal green light, President Trump is expected to see border wall prototypes in San Diego during his trip to the Golden State.

California Dems converge on San Diego

California's majority party is throwing a party of its own in San Diego — and what happens in San Diego matters to the entire state.

Classical music with holocaust ties comes to LA

The performance of Polish, Jewish works comes just weeks after the country made it illegal to intimate that the state was complicit in Nazi crimes.