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Asian American Communities Correspondent
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
There's a new study on obesity that caught our eye this morning. It makes the bold claim that modern day hunter hatherers in East Africa burn as many calories a day as sedentary office workers here in America. The study compared populations and found that both groups tend to use the same amount of energy, suggesting that America's obesity has more to do with what we eat — not how much we sit.
Race walking may look funny, but it is no joke. Olympian race walker John Nunn walk tens of miles as fast as top runners, swiveling his hips, pumping his arms to maximize speed. Watch video of him teaching a reporter how to race walk.
News of the tragic shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. during a midnight screening of "Dark Knight Rises," is rippling across the country. Reporter Josie Huang went out to the ArcLight Cinema in Pasadena today to survey the scene and find out how local moviegoers are reacting.
Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo is the first-ever student from Gym-Max Gymnastics to make it to the Olympics.
In the tight race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, social media is more important than ever, and both President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney are ramping up their game. So who's winning the social media wars, and how much will it really matter on Election Day? KPCC's Josie Huang is here with more.
The study says Asians now surpass Hispanics in new immigrant arrivals, increasing by 10 percent as Hispanic immigration drops more than 30.
KPCC's Josie Huang reports on the Washington convention of using acronyms for the names of significant legislation.
The agency driving the expansion of the web is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, based in Marina Del Rey. It's about to release a whole new slew of domain suffixes.
Living in Southern California has a lot of pluses - culture, a plethora of outdoor activities and the weather. But it also has a big minus — the cost of living. And some believe that it's getting even more expensive. KPCC's Steve Proffitt and Josie Huang get to the bottom of it.
Next Tuesday, Californians will vote on Proposition 29, which would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes from 87 cents to $1.87.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is going hip-hop. Yes, hip-hop. LACMA says the music genre is its own artform, and wants to showcase LA talent in a new concert series.
Yesterday, four tons of marijuana were found bobbing in the waters off the coast of Orange County.
The Census reports that for the first time, white births were outnumbered by minority births. This has been true in California for decades. What can the nation learn from California's diverse demographic?
KPCC's Josie Huang reports on how the San Juan Capistrano Mission is teaming up with scientists to lure back the iconic cliff swallows.
KPCC's Josie Huang explains the back story on the names like 'Baby Boomers' and "Milliennials.' What will the next generation be named?