Josie Huang

Asian American Communities Correspondent

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More Asian Americans live in L.A. County than any other county in the U.S. The communities are varied and complex and often invisible in the mainstream media. I tell the stories of recent immigrants and families who have been here for generations to answer the question: How do you navigate the intersection of being Asian and American and what impact does that have on L.A.’s future?

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Stories by Josie Huang

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.

Photos: Iconic Beverly Hills Hotel turns 100, receives landmark status

To celebrate its 100th birthday, the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel finally gets landmark status from the City of Beverly Hills.

Hatch chiles heat up California (slideshow)

Chiles from Hatch Valley, NM have a huge following in California. Fans wait all year to buy hot peppers ranging from mild to extra-extra hot. We tried the so-called Double X.

Young undocumented camp out for 'deferred action' (slideshow)

One week in of Obama's "deferred action" immigration law, demand for the program shows no sign of letting up. KPCC's Josie Huang reports.

California wins big at the Olympics

The 2012 Olympics are over, but the state of California is still aglow from its gold medal wins. How did California stack up with other states? Well, let's just say - its athletes made a lot of trips to the podium.

The return of the 626 Night Market

The first 626 Night Market in April was a logistical nightmare. But despite all the problems, the city gave organizers a second chance. Josie Huang reports.