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

Japanese-Americans seek historic status for Tuna Canyon detention station (photos)

A campaign is underway to designate land that once housed a WWII internment camp in the San Fernando Valley as a cultural historic site. KPCC’s Josie Huang reports.

Race and the trial of George Zimmerman

On the first day of the George Zimmerman trial, what did the Rodney King beating trial teach us about race and justice?

Santa Monica shooting: 4 victims and 1 suspect dead, gunman acted alone (updated)

Police said Friday night four people died in a shooting rampage that started at a small home in Santa Monica and spilled onto the campus of Santa Monica College, where police exchanged gunfire with the suspected gunman, who died in the library. Earlier they said six were dead.

South Korea's obsession with plastic surgery

It's estimated that one in five Korean women under 50 go under the scalpel, but the Korean beauty ideal is not unique to Korea.

Colonel Meow and the Internet's obsession with cats

Facebook now boasts millions of profiles not for people, but for pets. One such star joins the show (with his owner) to offer insight on why cats rule the Internet.

Porn star James Deen becomes adult industry advocate amid growing fame

Among the most vocal opponents of mandating condoms on adult film sets has been porn star James Deen. KPCC's Josie Huang visited Deen on set to learn what's behind his growing fame.

To Baghdad and Back: SoCal veterans on the Iraq War, 10 years later (PHOTOS)

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. We take a look back at the decade of war through the eyes of some Southern California Iraq War veterans. KPCC’s Josie Huang reports.

UCLA program pairs injured vets with 'buddy' families to ease recovery

A program at UCLA works to bridge the divide between military and civilian worlds. It pairs LA families with injured service members coming to town for reconstructive surgery. As Josie Huang found, it's an education for everybody.

Military bonds cross over from the front lines to the film set (Photos)

Veterans who've already gained a toehold in the entertainment business are helping newcomers break in, and the rest of the industry may be following suit. Josie Huang reports.

Military veterans join forces to take on Hollywood (Photos)

In Hollywood, it's all about who you know, but that can be tough for military veterans trying to break into the industry. Now some veterans are building their own networks.

S. Korea elects Park Geun-hye as its first female president

South Korean voters have elected Park Geun-hye to be the country's first female president. Producer Josie Huang was in Koreatown this morning to ask residents how they feel about the election.

Metro, highway police to crack down on scofflaws on 110 toll roads

Traffic may be easing thanks to the new toll lanes on the 110 freeway, but drivers are still confused by how the lanes work. Josie Huang reports

(Photos) Breeders' Cup rolls out Lasix ban for racehorses at Santa Anita Park

A new drug policy for thoroughbreds and a debate over who knows what’s best for the horses is creating buzz at Santa Anita Park ahead of the Breeders' Cup.

K-Pop fans from near and far descend on Southern California's KCON

More than 9,000 K-pop fans descended on the Verizon amphitheater in Irvine this weekend for one of the largest K-POP events ever held outside Korea.

Stiffening human trafficking penalties with Proposition 35

In a new series called "Props to You," we'll explain what the measure contains. Today, we'll cover Proposition 35, which stiffens penalties for those found guilty of human trafficking.