Austin Cross

Associate Producer, Take Two

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Austin Cross is an Associate 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

Do Christians have a moral obligation to push for stricter gun controls?

"Thought and prayer only matter if it translates to action," one pastor says.

State of Affairs: Feinstein's bump stock bill, CA goes full sanctuary

Senator Dianne Feinstein took some of the first political action just days after a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas — and Republicans are paying attention.

Do strict gun control laws make us more safe?

California has some of the toughest gun laws in the country — but do they make the Golden State safer?

SOA: CA's pres. primary, SCOTUS considers unions

Governor Brown signed a bill Wednesday, moving California's presidential primary from June to March — but don't celebrate yet.

Disney's relationship with Anaheim is kinda complicated

The happiest place on earth may also be one of the busiest under the table.

Could an early presidential primary empower California Dems?

Passed by a party-line vote, a bill before Governor Brown would move our voting date up three months to March. Concerns about the bill range from the extension of election season by several months to Democrats having more of a voice in picking candidates.

One expert's advice to US, North Korea's leaders: Stop talking

President Trump and the leader he has dubbed "Rocket Man" may be burning out their fuses, but that's about it, says the director of Korean studies at USC.

State of Affairs: Pelosi protests, Sanders speaks

It's not easy being Nancy Pelosi. Also, lawmakers debate the latest Republican health bill, and Bernie Sanders barnstorms the Golden State, pushing his single-payer health care bill.

This lost Chicano mural redefined 'art' in California

The work was an urban tapestry, reflecting the diversity of Boyle Heights in the 80s. Then it was destroyed. But its loss was not in vain.

What the signing of the 'sanctuary state' bill means

A bill passed Saturday by lawmakers puts California on track to become the country's first so-called "sanctuary state."

SOA: Bill deadline, Trump's DACA dinner, Dems' rising star

Up in Sacramento, lawmakers are in high gear.

After 2 years, students still find themselves in junior college. Why?

Santa Monica College has the highest transfer rate in California. Here's what they say ensures student success.

What's actually going on with Trump and Democrat lawmakers?

A cavalcade of confusing messages surrounding DACA followed a dinnertime meeting between President Trump and Democratic leaders.

​ Expert: Mexico would welcome Dreamers with open arms

But the former presidential advisor says that it would be best for DACA participants if they were allowed to stay in the US.

How strength in numbers affects California's DACA lawsuit

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit Monday over President Trump's decision to end the DACA program.