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

For 'Straight Outta Compton' star Jason Mitchell, Key & Peele's Keanu a 'juicier' triumph

Mitchell's road to stardom was a bumpy one. When his first movie premiered, he was in a jail cell.

Musical inheritance: Why we pass our favorite music to the next generation

It turns out the songs we love might tell them a lot more about us than we can.

Virgin voters: A look at the hopes and fears of political first-timers

Take Two asked four first-time voters to record their thoughts about this election year. Their observations might surprise you.

Can California save the race for Bernie Sanders? Probably not. Here’s why.

A win in California might not save the Sanders campaign, but could be enough to scare Clinton, one expert explains.

Arabic-speaking student removed from flight vows to push for change

Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was escorted off his flight to Oakland earlier this month, after a passenger reported him for speaking Arabic on the phone before takeoff.

UC Berkeley student taken off Southwest flight after speaking Arabic

UC Berkeley student, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was ordered off a Southwest flight earlier this month, shortly after he made a phone call waiting for takeoff.

As El Niño fades, NOAA issues La Niña watch

Meteorologists at the center say El Nino's days may be numbered, and it's dryer sibling — known as La Nina — could be on its way.

Take Two Time Machine: The history of delegates

The presidential nomination process was a long time in the making.

Papal proclamation urges a more welcoming church

The latest proclamation by Pope Francis signals a bold change of direction for the Roman Catholic Church and its approach to family life.

Panama Papers implicate thousands of the world's wealthy, but few Americans

Just 211 US addresses have been found in the data — a small sliver of the massive data dump, which raises the question: Where are Americans putting their money?

Riots, scuffles, billy clubs: Contested conventions can get pretty wild

What happens when a presidential candidate doesn't have enough delegates to win the nomination? A look back at the two conventions that changed American politics.

International criminals, politicians could have a rough week, thanks to the Panama Papers.

A massive data leak from a Panama-based law firm is shining new light on a secret financial underworld.

That awkward moment: 4 campaign trail gaffes that stymied White House bids

If you listen closely, you can hear the door of opportunity closing on each candidate's hopes and dreams.

North Korea could face famine of biblical proportions, state newspaper warns

The announcement follows a fresh wave of sanctions, leveled by the UN after several nuclear tests by the North.

For many faith-based communities in the US, ‘religious liberty’ has few limitations

What protections, if any, do faith-based communities across this country have?