Michelle Lanz Associate Producer, The Frame

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Michelle Lanz is the Associate Producer for The Frame, KPCC's arts, entertainment and culture show. Prior to joining The Frame she worked as the digital producer for Take Two and AirTalk.

Before coming to KPCC, Michelle worked at KCET as the Associate Producer for New Media, where she developed web content for KCET's programming and steered social media efforts for the station. She was first bitten by the public radio bug as an intern for NPR's Day to Day program in 2008.

She has also worked as an editor for MSN's Wonderwall entertainment site, as a web producer for Marketplace and as a contributing editor to the L.A. Times’ Metromix publication.

Lanz earned her master's degree in journalism in 2009 from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School.

Stories by Michelle Lanz

Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room turns 50 (Photos)

Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Designer and tiki aficionado Kevin Kidney tells us about the history of this Adventureland attraction.

#MyName: The importance of names and what they say about you

We asked listeners to tell us how they got their names. Dalton Conley, a sociology professor at New York University joins the show to tell us how important names can be and what they say about you.

San Diego teacher fired for being a “liability” after incident involving her ex-husband

Carie Charlesworth, a second grade teacher at Holy Trinity Catholic School, was fired from her job because she was deemed a "liability" after her ex-husband Martin Charlesworth violated restraining orders by driving next to the school’s campus.

What goes into a $14 bottle of sommelier-crafted water?

Water sommelier Martin Riese, creator of 9OH2O, demonstrates why the taste of water you're drinking is as important as even the finest wines.

Is Soylent the food of the future?

Soylent is pitched as an all-in one nutritional drink that has all of the nutrients that your body needs. But can it really do what it claims?

Timeline: June 7th shooting in Santa Monica

Scroll down for a timeline of Friday's shooting at and around Santa Monica College, based on official information released during Saturday's press conference and in police and fire dept. call logs.

Californians may soon have an easier time crossing the Mexico border

San Diego Senator Ben Hueso's SB 397 aims to offer voluntary enhanced driver's licenses to speed up border crossing between California and Mexico.

Igor Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring' gets a 'ReRite' on its 100th anniversary

Starting tomorrow the Pacific Symphony in Santa Ana will commemorate the landmark anniversary with a series of orchestral performances. Recently, the symphony asked the public to submit their own interpretations of Stravinsky's work for a project they're calling the "ReRite of Spring."

California farmers struggle to keep up with demand for rabbit meat

Restauranteurs and farmers market shoppers in Northern California are turning to a different meat to satisfy their protein needs: Rabbit.

UC Irvine violinist makes beautiful music with a $5 million Stradivarius

Iryna Krechkovsky, a concert violinist in residence at UC Irvine, has her hands on a 324-year old Stradivarius violin estimated to be worth $5 million.

Massive 1.7-mile long asteroid to sail 'close' to Earth

An asteroid the size of the one that wiped out the dinosaurs will fly somewhat close to Earth on May 31. SoCal scientists will be watching and taking measurements.

The Hitler teapot debacle and the power of suggestion

What's going on in your brain when just a mere suggestion can influence the way you see an object?

Why California's sales-tax loophole should be closed

Now, a little journey into the thrilling world of California sales tax...and sandwiches. Hot sandwiches. Cold sandwiches. One taxable, one not. What?

Cold War Kids on their 4th album 'Dear Miss Lonelyhearts'

The Long Beach, Calif. band Cold War Kids have a new album out entitled "Dear Miss Lonelyhearts," based on a black comedy set during the Great Depression. We speak with bandmembers Nathan Willett and Matt Maust.

'Liberace Extravaganza!': The man behind the flashy costumes (photos)

The book "Liberace Extravaganza!" features hundreds of photos of the performer and his stunning outfits. Co-author and costume designer Connie Furr Soloman talks about his legacy.