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

Covering suspects who seek media attention

People who commit violent acts often prepare narratives, like manifestos or Vester Flanagan's alleged note, for the media. But how should we use this information?

Black Lives Matter rooted in Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans 10 years ago this week. Slate's Jamelle Bouie says the disaster set the stage for the Black Lives Matter movement.

What makes a hero? An explanation from psychology

Throughout the world, four men who subdued an attacker on a train are being revered as heroes. But what exactly makes a hero?

The Dow takes a nosedive amid 'Black Monday'

A lot of people are worried about what China's 'Black Monday' could do the US economy.

Who are America's next black leaders?

The death of NAACP Chairman Julian Bond leaves a void in America's black leadership. Who will be the next generation of black leaders?

Joe Domanick’s ‘Blue’ tackles troubled history of policing in LA and beyond

Domanick shines a floodlight on the LAPD’s finest and darkest hours.

Why a 'Fresh Prince' adaptation may be stale in 2015

Even if everything else is different, NPR's TV critic says modern audiences may have trouble getting behind a 20-year-old plot.

'Sesame Street' divided: HBO move highlights kids' status

While Sesame Street has always been a place for equality, one Washington Post writer says the move to HBO will only make kids feel divided.

Will the 'force be with' Disney's new Star Wars-themed park?

Not sold on the idea everyone is.

'Mistress America' Director Noah Baumbach on creating 'cinema out of psychology'

The director sat down with Take Two's Alex Cohen.

Streets, beats and silk sheets: Dr. Dre reflects on life after NWA in new album

The 50-year-old rapper has a more fatherly tone, but he's not buying sweaters yet.

China to California: The effects of devaluing the yuan

Chinese economists say devaluing the yuan, the nation's currency, is an attempt to help stabilize the country's sluggish economy.

For one California marketing firm, success is written in the sky … Literally

You’ve probably paused to watch their sky scribbles.

Could Trump widen the gender gap among GOP voters?

Trump’s rift with Fox’s Megyn Kelly could have some unexpected fallout.

The unseen enemy: a cyber security roundtable

Simply downloading antivirus software isn't enough to keep your data safe.