Emily Henderson

News Apprentice, Take Two

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Emily Henderson is the News Apprentice for KPCC’s Take Two. She enjoys working on this SoCal-focused show as a way of getting to know the region she’s now calling home.

Emily is loving the chance to live out her public radio dreams. She’s gotten to produce a wide range of stories from little known slices of L.A. history to the first Mars mission to launch from the west coast. She was previously an intern on Marketplace’s flagship afternoon show.

Emily originally hails from Olympia, Washington but after attending Occidental College (class of 2017), SoCal stole her heart and she can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Stories by Emily Henderson

How Los Angeles is celebrating the royal wedding

From royal slumber parties to royal tea, there's plenty of ways to join in the fun, right here in LA, no plane ticket required.

From racist films to unethical land grabs, these 3 people shaped LA's future

In "Mirage Factory," author Gary Krist writes that creating Los Angeles without the help of Mother Nature took creativity, ingenuity and even a few lies.

Burbank is losing a haven for local bibliophiles

Book Castle Movie World gave Burbank shoppers decades of eclectic finds, and they weren't just books. Now it's closing its doors for good.

As summer approaches, here's how to get mosquitoes and ticks to bug off

Bug-borne diseases like West Nile, Lyme disease and Zika have tripled, according to the CDC — but you can still go outside, armed with just a few handy tips.

American Apparel's new owners are rebooting the brand

The fashion brand announced plans to open the first brick-and-mortar American Apparel store since the company's bankruptcy. And it will be in LA.

Disneyland goth gathering Bats Day scales back

The annual goth gathering celebrates 20 years at the park, but with plans to cut back by organizers, the anniversary will be bittersweet.

A new art exhibit takes graffiti 'Beyond the Streets'

Whether people see it as art or as vandalism, street art is here to stay, says the show's curator, so people should try to understand it.

West Hollywood has a 'Saved by the Bell' pop-up restaurant

The creators hope this "Saved by the Bell playground" is fit to please even the biggest preppies.

California blasts off to Mars for the first time

The InSight lander may be studying Mars but scientists hope it will help them learn more about the story of our own planet, Earth.

How a genealogy site helped solve the Golden State Killer case

A familial DNA match from a genealogy website led to the arrest of suspect Joseph DeAngelo. That technique may become more common and that has serious implications for medical privacy.

Improv, drugs and a gopher: The making of 'Caddyshack'

"It's amazing when you think about it that they managed to make a movie at all."

KCET and PBS SoCal are merging. Here's what that means for viewers

Never fear, your favorite shows aren't going away, but big changes could be in store for local public television.

What LA can learn from Seattle's tiny house villages for homeless

SoCal cities are considering more temporary shelters to house homeless people. The city of Seattle has experimented with temporary shelters, including tiny house villages.

'It's nowhere near enough': LA homeless advocates react to mayor's shelter plan

The push to spread temporary shelters across the city, one in each of L.A.'s 15 council districts, is a good first step but more needs to be done, advocates say.

How Los Angeles changed the way we eat out

Andrew Friedman, author of "Chefs, Drugs and Rock and Roll," says the restaurant scene in LA 40 years ago was far different from today.