Julia Murray

Apprentice News Clerk, AirTalk

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Julia Murray is an Apprentice News Clerk 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.


The HFPA Apprentice News Clerk for AirTalk is generously supported by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Charitable Trust

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Stories by Julia Murray

It’s Been Nearly Six Months Since The Pandemic Altered Our Lives. How Are You Feeling?

Nearly six months ago, in March, the novel coronavirus pandemic consumed public consciousness almost overnight.

COVID AMA: LA County COVID-19 Cases Drop, CDC Changes Testing Guidelines And More

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong from UCSF.

‘Unconstitutional,’ ‘Autocratic,’ ‘Muzzles’: Anti-Mask Sentiment In The 1918 Flu Pandemic

Over one hundred years ago, in 1918, the United States faced a deadly flu pandemic that forced citywide shutdowns and mask ordinances across the country in order to slow the spread of disease.

AirTalk Checks In With Metro CEO Phil Washington: Federal Relief, COVID-19 Risks, Alternatives to Armed Police And More

Metro’s CEO Phil Washington joins Larry Mantle for his regular check-in to talk about all things public transit.

‘Insinuation Anxiety’ And Social Awkwardness: How Are You Navigating Differences With Pandemic Safety?

Of the myriad ways the novel coronavirus has disrupted the average American’s life, social anxiety might not immediately spring to mind as a consequence.

Millions of ‘Boomerang Kids’ Moved In With Parents At the Onset of the Pandemic. Now, A Long-Held Stereotype Might Be Shifting.

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, while many Americans sheltered in their homes, millions of young people packed their bags and moved in with their parents.

AirTalk One-On-One: Congressman And House Intel Head Adam Schiff

Larry welcomes Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff to Airtalk for a check-in.

Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic, Muslims Plan To Move Ramadan Traditions Online

Muslims move their traditions and rituals online to better adhere to physical distancing guidelines.

How Caregiving Demands Are Intensifying For The ‘Sandwich Generation’

For working parents, staying on top of childcare is difficult enough. Yet increasingly, American parents are being squeezed by the pressure of not only caring for their kids, but their aging parents as well.

Producer Richie Jackson On Life As A Gay Man In America, Then And Now

When producer Richie Jackson moved to New York City as a young man in the 1980s, he joined a gay community still fighting for basic rights and recognition under the law.

New Book Explores A Century Of Change In American Documentary Filmmaking

It’s hard to imagine how the sprawling, ambitious IMAX documentaries of today could be descendants of films like the silent and largely staged documentary “Nanook of the North,” released nearly one hundred years ago.

‘Election Meltdown’ Addresses Failures In American Elections, And Where We Go From Here

In recent years, American elections have been marked by reports of voter suppression, problems with election administration, misinformation campaigns and inflammatory rhetoric-- all of which pose a threat to civilian trust in fair elections.

With Intimacy Coordinators, Hollywood Addresses The Post-#MeToo Sex Scene

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the film and television industries have had to reckon with one of their most essential and troublesome elements: the sex scene.

As Amazon Brokers Deals With Top Authors, We Look At The Future Of Publishing

Amazon sealed the deal with top-selling author Dean Koontz, whose contract expired last year.

How A State Lawmaker’s New Proposal Could Address California’s Recycling Crisis

More than half of California’s recycling centers have closed in the past six years, creating a crisis for recycling in the state.