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

New push to regulate teen residential treatment centers

Take Two spoke to the people on both sides of the debate.

When Internet algorithms discriminate

Because browsing habits are tracked so regularly, computers, over time, begin to gain a greater understanding of the person at the keyboard.

Could Trump blow it for the GOP with Latino voters?

Businessman. Politician. Vote-killer?

Should we be worried about network meltdowns?

What happens when the computers we depend on … betray us?

Understanding America’s heroin problem

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals some grave details about the prevalence of addiction in America.

LA Times 'black Twitter' reporter on the emergence of a community

The Times' new hire talks about his job working with online communities to tell the stories the media often misses.

NorCal pot growers raided over water waste

Illicit pot farms could be exacerbating California’s drought.

LA’s 'Man Cave' readies for soccer fans

The U.S.-Japan rematch is sure to be a boom for local sports bars.

The Grateful Dead is big business

They weren’t deadheads about their money.

Exploring the potential impact of $15 an hour on SoCal

The Los Angeles City Council voted to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour yesterday; it’s a decision that could mean a raise for about 800-thousand low-wage workers by 2020.

Debating the line between anti-Semitism and free speech

UC administrators and rabbis from across the state are calling on UC president Janet Napolitano to crack down on anti-Semitic statements made during campus protests.

Wait, what? Why you have a shorter attention span than a goldfish

If a new study by Microsoft is correct, you might be feeling pretty antsy by the end of this sentence.

The etiquette of #DroughtShaming

What do you do when you catch a water waster in the act? Do you walk on by? Do you gently remind them that California is in the midst of a devastating drought? Or do you tweet a picture of the guilty party and shame them from the safety of the internet?

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum curators face unique preservation challenges

Anna Lopuska, lead conservator for the museum, shares those challenges with Take Two.

A critical look at media coverage of the unrest in Baltimore

Images of unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray have been shown on TV screens non-stop for more than a week now. It's the latest in a series of racially-fueled demonstrations against law enforcement that have received ample, though sometimes problematic coverage by the media.