Julia Murray

Assistant Producer, AirTalk

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Julia Murray is an Assistant Producer for AirTalk with Larry Mantle.

Prior to joining KPCC, Julia interned at Los Angeles Magazine and the Charlotte Gusay Literary Agency. She has also done editorial work for various independent authors and enjoys storytelling through writing and audio.

Julia was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from Occidental College with a B.A. in English and minors in Biology and Interdisciplinary Writing. She loves books, music and tending to her rapidly growing collection of plants.

Stories by Julia Murray

Los Angeles Is Home to Numerous LGBTQ Landmarks. What Are The Ones Most Important To You?

When many people think about LGBTQ history in the United States, they cast their minds to New York City, where the history and mythologies around Stonewall and activist groups like ACT UP loom large.

For Some Teens, Summer Jobs Are Back— But Not Everywhere

Working at an ice cream shop, a movie theater concession stand, up in a lifeguard tower— for many young people, seasonal work is a reality of an American summer.

Department Of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas On Vaccinations, Cybersecurity And More

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is in Los Angeles for a visit centered on cybersecurity, domestic extremism and immigration policy.

Climate Change Exacerbates Drought In Western United States

Each year Lake Oroville helps water a quarter of the nation’s crops, sustain endangered salmon beneath its massive earthen dam and anchor the tourism economy of a Northern California county that must rebuild seemingly every year after unrelenting wildfires.

A Preliminary Report Finds At Least 10% Of The World’s Giant Sequoias Lost In The Castle Wildfire

At least a tenth of the world’s mature giant sequoia trees were destroyed by a single California wildfire that tore through the southern Sierra Nevada last year, according to a draft report prepared by scientists with the National Park Service.

Thousands Of Migrant Children Are Being Held In U.S. Facilities. What Are The Conditions Inside?

Last month, the Associated Press reported that the Biden administration is holding tens of thousands of asylum-seeking children in an opaque network of some 200 facilities that spans two dozen states and includes five shelters with more than 1,000 children packed inside.

The United States’ Birth Rate Declined Again In 2020. What Will It Mean Long Term?

The year 2020 saw yet another decline in the American birth rate, which has been falling well below replacement rates for years and shows no sign of increasing.

A New Book Examines The Shadowy History Of Adoption In The United States

In 2007, when a feel-good story passed journalist Gabrielle Glaser’s desk about an adopted man receiving a kidney donation, she could hardly imagine that it would one day lead her to investigate the American adoption system’s shadowy, unethical roots.

California’s Proposed Plan To Overhaul K-12 Math Has Set Off The State’s Newest Education Controversy

Yesterday, California’s Board of Education commission began reviewing public comments in response to a controversial new proposal to overhaul the state’s math framework.

A New Project Aims To Identify Landmarks Connected To Black LA History. What Would You Like To See Included?

Last week, Getty and the city of Los Angeles announced the African American Historic Places Project, a new program aimed at identifying and preserving historic Black landmarks in the city.

State Of The Arts: After A Year Of Closures, LA’s Indoor Museums Can Finally Open Their Doors Again. How Do They Plan To Do So?

When stay-at-home orders were issued last March in SoCal, few museums could imagine that their physical exhibitions would remain shut to visitors not just for weeks or months, but for an entire year.

For Hollywood Streaming Giants, Archival Content Is A Huge Consumer Draw. But How Are They Dealing With Past Problematic Films?

For major Hollywood studios launching streaming services, film archives are a lucrative and nostalgic selling point— but they are also home to films with racist, homophobic and other unsavory elements that viewers don’t want to consume.

Rep. Adam Schiff On What The Federal Stimulus Means For LA And The Ongoing Capitol Insurrection Investigation

Yesterday President Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion federal stimulus bill, which will include checks sent to individual Americans and $1.35 billion headed directly to the City of Los Angeles.

LA Is Expected To Receive Over A Billion Dollars From The Federal Stimulus. How Should The City Use It?

Los Angeles city leaders received good news yesterday following the passage of the federal stimulus bill, which will allocate $1.35 billion to the city.

In American Offices, Remote Work Is Now The Norm— And That’s A Relief For Many Autistic People

While many disabled people and disability advocates have pushed for remote work options for years, it only became normalized when workplaces that could move online were forced to with the COVID-19 pandemic.