Popular now on KPCC
Associate Producer, Take Two
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
Cremations made up 63.4 percent of funerals in 2015, and a new forecast says cremation rates will only keep growing — they could reach nearly 80 percent by 2030.
The California State Bar exam has the lowest pass rates in the country. But cutting the minimum score from 144 to 141 could boost the pass rate by 8 percent.
It's been a pivotal week for politics in the Golden State. Here's what you may have missed.
Here are some issues that are front-and-center for the industry.
Sprawling, grassy estates require a lot of maintenance. Who will take on the task once the last grave is full? KPCC journalists dig in to answer the question.
The DOJ is threatening to pull federal grant money if local law agencies don't comply with federal immigration laws.
Even if a repeal doesn't happen, the president can gut the health law. Here's what Covered California executive director Peter Lee plans to do.
Most Democrats know they stand against President Trump, but not as many can say what exactly the party stands for. Leaders of the party are hoping to change that.
All wasn't quiet on the Western Coast this week.
The Daily Beast reported Wednesday that Rohrabacher may have taken direction from Russia when he discussed lifting US sanctions on Russian officials.
The latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare has hit a brick wall. Senate Republicans failed to secure the 50 votes needed to pass its healthcare bill Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling that, for now, he'll focus efforts on just repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Taking aim at low transfer and graduation rates, the new approach could get students through junior college faster and with better job prospects.
One of L.A. County's oldest venues just got a facelift. Take Two's A Martinez got a peek behind the scenes.
The recent drought hit SoCal serpents hard, causing them to eat and propagate less. But that could all change very soon.
One bill contains several giveaways to industries, while the other aims to help working-class communities living near polluters. Here's a deeper look.