Nick Roman

Host, All Things Considered

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Nick Roman is KPCC's host of All Things Considered.

Roman has been a fixture in Southern California radio news for more than 30 years. From 1984-2004, he was the voice of news at KLON/KKJZ in Long Beach, serving as a producer, anchor, and news director. Along the way he helped create CALNET, a daily statewide news program, where he was a producer, news editor and host.

He's proud to have trained such accomplished journalists as Kitty Felde and Frank Stoltze. Roman has also worked for the past 25 years teaching broadcast journalism to students at Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Fullerton. His love of sports has led him to file numerous stories for NPR's "Only A Game."

Stories by Nick Roman

No joke: State broke

The state’s paymaster in Sacramento says there’s still a chance he won’t have to hand out IOUs to pay California’s bills. But Controller John Chiang says the governor and state lawmakers would have to agree on a balanced budget today.

LACMA’s tight budget means fewer touring exhibitions in town

There will be a little less art over the next 12 months at the LA County Museum of Art. The museum on Wilshire Boulevard is starting its new fiscal year today with a $53 million budget. That’s $7 million less than last year.

New fiscal year, new taxes in LA County

July 1st marks the start of a new fiscal year – and in Los Angeles, you’ll get a fiscal reminder right away. KPCC’s Nick Roman says the the sales tax will go up a half-cent on the dollar.

State puts 19 school districts on 'negative' financial list

The number of California school districts in deep financial trouble is up to 19. That’s almost four times higher than just a couple of years ago. KPCC’s Nick Roman looks at details in the list from the California Department of Education.

California serves up new menu info law

Chain restaurants in California are offering a little something extra today. It's the kind of nutritional information you usually find on boxes and cans in the supermarket.

Bratton says LAPD is improved, wants consent decree lifted

A judge will decide next week whether to lift a federal monitor’s oversight of the Los Angeles Police Department. The consent decree that put the monitor in place came after the Rampart Scandal 10 years ago.

Brutal budget has LA schools chief pushing for parcel tax

A day after pushing through a budget with $132 million in cuts, the head of public schools in Los Angeles is out beating the drum for a tax increase.

Governor Schwarzenegger says budget disaster must lead to budget reform

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says the state’s budget crisis offers California a chance to fix its nagging budget problems – if state lawmakers are willing to do it.

Housing prices down, sales up

Prices are down – so sales are up. It works that way in just about every business – and real estate is no different. KPCC’s Nick Roman has the April housing sales numbers from the California Association of Realtors.

Another ballot measure might turn tide in same-sex marriage battle

The battle in California over same-sex marriage isn't finished – and KPCC's Nick Roman says the result next time could be different.

Cal State Long Beach sends 'Urgent Health Warning' on swine flu

Most college campuses have e-mail and text message alert systems. KPCC’s Nick Roman says the one at Cal State Long Beach today fired off an “Urgent Health Warning” on swine flu.

County launches solar map Web page

It might be a stretch to call it the “dawn” of a new era in solar power. But KPCC’s Nick Roman says the Web site Los Angeles County launched today can help you figure out whether solar panels on your roof will save you money on your electricity bills.

LA County says no layoffs, but budget includes cuts

Los Angeles County’s first budget draft for the next fiscal year weighs in at nearly $23 billion. That’s more than $400 million less than what the county is spending this year – and it might get smaller still. KPCC’s Nick Roman has the basics.

Diamond Bar cuts deal with City of Industry, won't sue to stop stadium

The goal line’s in sight for the football stadium project in the City of Industry. KPCC’s Nick Roman says one of Industry’s municipal neighbors won’t sue to stop the 75,000 seat stadium project.

USC, Texas to Face Off For National Championship

As USC and Texas get ready to meet in the Rose Bowl, KPCC's Steven Cuevas and Nick Roman give their take on the fans.