Josie Huang


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Josie Huang reports on Asian American communities for KPCC. She previously covered housing and immigration for the station. She grew up in Taiwan and Maryland, and worked in public radio and newspapers in New England before joining KPCC in 2012.

Stories by Josie Huang

The History Behind Chinatown's Lunar New Year Parade

Tens of thousands of people squeeze into Chinatown every year for the Golden Dragon Parade. It's an L.A. institution, one of the oldest and most popular events of its kind in the country.

LA's Chinatown parade is more than dragon dancing. Here's the history you might not know

The first time L.A.'s Chinese residents paraded before other Angelenos 125 years ago, it was a very different picture.

Interview with SCPR’s new president and CEO Herb Scannell

Media industry veteran Herb Scannell, who once led Nickelodeon and BBC Worldwide North America, will serve as Southern California Public Radio's new president and CEO beginning late February.

KPCC hires new CEO to lead audio ‘renaissance’

Media industry veteran Herb Scannell, who once led Nickelodeon and BBC Worldwide, North America, will serve as Southern California Public Radio’s new president and CEO beginning late February.

Chinatown teachers try to stamp out rumors about teachers' strike

With each passing day of the LAUSD strike, Helen Han has gotten increasingly worried that some of the school district's Chinese-speaking families don't fully understand why she and other teachers are striking.

Asian actress' Golden Globe award seen as win for diversity

Sandra Oh is the second Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for best lead actress in a TV drama series. But Asian representation is still lacking in Hollywood.

Why these California Jews are fighting for bail reform

A coalition of Jewish organizations and synagogues have made bail reform a top legislative priority. They are pushing S.B. 10 to do away with the cash bail system.

'Safe parking' for LA's homeless is hobbled by a lack of money and religious partners

The founders of Safe Parking L.A. thought churches and synagogues would be clamoring to open up their parking lots for the night, and that money to fund these efforts would flow from politicians' coffers. They were wrong.

Why ‘safe parking’ for homeless is still hard to find in LA

When Safe Parking LA sought churches and synagogues to allow the homeless living in vehicles to stay overnight in parking lots, they got few takers.

For some LA-area clergy, immigration is a remote issue

A workshop run by an interfaith group seeks to teach faith leaders how they can make immigration less remote for their congregations and help communities in need.

Groups say anti-terrorism grant helps to stigmatize Muslims

Mayor Eric Garcetti's office said the federal grant would go into community outreach to rein in violence among different groups, including white supremacists.

Interfaith leaders gather in wake of SCOTUS travel ban ruling

Following the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Trump administration travel ban, local interfaith and civic leaders met to show their support for Muslims.

This 'dreamer' priest says her faith is being hijacked by "domestic terrorists" hiding behind the Bible"

The Rev. Nancy Frausto is one of the country's few clergy members on DACA, and risks deportation when the program expires.

How unusual was the high number of votes in the Koreatown Neighborhood Council election?

The number of votes cast, some 19,000 with more still to be counted, took the city clerk's office by surprise.

Landslide vote vetoes new neighborhood council in Koreatown

A plan to create a second neighborhood council in Koreatown — one that would have encompassed Little Bangladesh — was soundly defeated at the polls:  98.5% to 1.5%, according to unofficial tally.