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

The tale of Gov. Brown's 2 environmental bills

One bill contains several giveaways to industries, while the other aims to help working-class communities living near polluters. Here's a deeper look.

State of Affairs: Brown's climate summit, Jimmy Gomez still in the Assembly

A month ago, voters in the 34th district chose Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez to take Xavier Becerra's old seat in Congress — so why hasn't Gomez been sworn in?

State of Affairs: Assembly Speaker Rendon threatened, blue California could be seeing red

Assembly speaker Anthony Rendon faced death threats, less than a week after putting the single-payer bill on hold.

SoCal progressives are growing in numbers — but can they get a candidate elected?

Ahead of next year's midterms, a growing number of grassroots organizers are throwing their support behind political outsiders. We followed one.

Cyber attacks like the one that hit Maersk will continue to be a problem for companies

Companies must often make a difficult choice: update software and risk loss of productivity or remain unprotected from hackers.

California could get hit hard by the Senate GOP health care bill

The Congressional Budget Office is expected to release their findings as early as today; early analysis says the bill could leave millions uninsured.

State of Affairs: Time for Pelosi to go? Lessons from Georgia, Feinstein isn't stopping yet

After an expensive defeat in Georgia, some House Democrats question Nancy Pelosi's future.

Early analysis: The Senate health care bill and California

Take Two got an early look at what's in the bill with KPCC health care reporter Michelle Faust.

From toilet to tap: Would you drink recycled wastewater?

The OC Water District is on a mission to change the public's mind about recycled wastewater one bottle at a time. Here's how it tastes.

Why SoCal heat makes air pollution more dangerous

On a hot day, smog can inflame and damage cells in the lining of the lungs.

The '70s tale of Coronado's swimming teen weed smugglers

The shark-infested waters between Coronado and Mexico make for a treacherous swim. But to a few young men, the risk was more than worth the reward.

SOA: Trump backs off DACA, CA's new budget, Rohrabacher's newest challenger

Take Two's weekly peek at California politics.

3 ways to be an ally to women in the workplace

This week's exchange between AG Jeff Sessions and Senator Kamala Harris is just another reminder of how gender dynamics play out in the workplace, one expert says.

'It tears your heart out.' Rep. Linda Sanchez on shootings

Congresswoman Sanchez was at a practice some miles away this morning. She says she was out on the field doing drills when she got the news.

State of Affairs: Sen. Harris stands out in Comey hearing, Gov. Brown's new climate legacy

California's profile on a domestic and international stage might have gotten two significant boosts this week.