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

Writers' rooms are more diverse than ever, but have a long way to go, study says

A new report from the Writer's Guild of America explores how women and minority screenwriters have been faring recently.

Sanders sweeps weekend caucuses: So what's next?

Alaska, Hawaii and Washington State have helped Sanders cut Hillary Clinton's pledged-delegate lead by 20%.

Dems come to SoCal: Sanders rallies in K-Town, Clinton raises cash in Santa Monica

Democratic presidential candidates converged on California this week.

Why Belgium?

Georgetown University’s Bruce Hoffman says the European nation is a wellspring for terrorism, and law enforcement faces an uphill battle.

State of Affairs: Big tobacco's big threat, gig economy reforms, homeless sue LA city

It's Thursday, which means it's time for Take Two's weekly look at state politics.

Young Republican would rather write in a candidate than vote for Donald Trump

USC junior Mary Perez admits that the act equates to political heresy, but she stands by her conservative values — views she says Donald Trump doesn’t share.

Take Two's primary election preview

A whole lot of points are at stake, and, before the sun sets, one candidate may have to wave goodbye to his presidential aspirations.

Presidential campaign rhetoric is music to this blind jazz virtuoso’s ears

Marcus Roberts’ new album “Race for the White House” features gems like “Making America Great Again (All By Myself)” and “Feel the Bern.” Hear them here.

State of Affairs: Bullet trains and an update on California's congressional race

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump could influence California's congressional race in an unexpected way.

Digital divide could leave a third of Americans behind

Presidential debates often air on cable channels or stream live online. But what about those who don't have home access to Internet?

Newly naturalized Mexicans could spell trouble for the future GOP nominee

Naturalization applications from Mexicans spiked dramatically in the latter half of 2015. Some analysts say that’s because Donald Trump is the GOP frontrunner.

Politics and comedy: The week’s top political headlines, served with a side of humor

Words you can’t say on the radio, the psychology of a Trump supporter and a generally “meh” day for primary voters top the docket.

Can minors represent themselves in immigration court?

Attorneys are in short supply...so should minors seeking asylum in the U.S. represent themselves in court? That's what one judge is saying.

Zoe Saldana: Young, gifted, but maybe not black enough to play Nina Simone

Late jazz icon Nina Simone embraced her blackness. So many fans were upset to see Zoe Saldana wearing an afro wig and dark brown makeup for Simone's biopic.

The complex psychology behind political memes

That awkward moment when you brace yourself because you’re not sure if you’re going to have to unfriend someone today.