Julia Murray

Assistant Producer, AirTalk

Contact Julia Murray

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

The United States Surpassed 250,000 COVID-19 Deaths, And A Hard Winter Looms

Over a quarter of a million Americans have now died of COVID-19, and health experts worry about what this might mean for winter and the upcoming holidays.

To Combat Pay Discrimination, New Zealand Is Pursuing The Approach Of ‘Pay Equity’

Earlier this month, a New Zealand law went into effect that will use the concept of “pay equity” to try to close the pay gap between men and women workers.

Nearly 90,000 Sexual Abuse Claims Filed Against Boy Scouts of America

Close to 90,000 sexual abuse claims have been filed against the Boy Scouts of America as the Monday deadline arrived for submitting claims in the organization’s bankruptcy case.

What’s The Greatest Single Dish You’ve Had At Thanksgiving?

For many Americans, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to showcase their best recipes, either inherited down familial and cultural lines or torn straight from the pages of the November issue of Bon Appétit.

How Can Employers Address Worker Burnout? Some Companies Are Getting Creative

After working through eight months of a pandemic that shows no sign of abating, many white collar workers are becoming burned out and exhausted by remote work.

Pandemic May Permanently Shrink Travel For Business As Videoconferencing Rises

Businesses that have traditionally relied on travel have had to adapt to the pandemic’s restrictions, which may permanently reshape the way that they operate.

COVID-19 Update: Moderna Says Its Vaccine Is Nearly 95 Percent Effective, LA County Considers Curfew 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 and Soumya Karlamangla of the Los Angeles Times.

Early Data Shows Pfizer Is Narrowing In On An Effective COVID-19 Vaccine. But What Will It Take To Get It To Everyone?

For the past eight months, the idea of a coronavirus vaccine has become an emotional touchstone for many Americans. And now, we’re closer than ever to seeing it realized— but what will it take to deliver the dosage to the average person?

More Sleep, Less Social Media: The Surprising Ways Quarantine Has Affected Teen Mental Health

Virtual school, missed rights-of-passage and family with jeopardized health or finances— for many teenagers, the COVID-19 pandemic has put them through circumstances unlike anything else they’ve experienced.

Unemployment AMA: What Can Unemployed Californians Expect Without Another Stimulus, And What Are Your Questions For The EDD Process?

Seven months into the pandemic, large numbers of Californians are still applying for unemployment and attempting to navigate the convoluted process to receive payments.

Green Party Presidential Candidate On His Platform, The 2020 Election & More

Howie Hawkins, co-founder of the Green Party and the party’s 2020 candidate, is running to put an ecosocialist program on the agenda, as well as to draw more attention to the climate change crisis and economic justice for low-income Americans.

Glendale Has Long Been Known As A ‘Sundown Town’ For Black Residents. What Is The City Doing To Change That?

Glendale is one of around a hundred cities in California that was historically known as a “sundown town,” with formal or informal laws barring Black Americans from the city after sunset.

Marijuana Legalization Is On The Horizon For Mexico. What Might The Legislation Look Like, And How Might It Affect International Relations?

Two years ago, Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down a ban on marijuana as unconstitutional. Now, lawmakers are scrambling to make a Dec. 15 deadline to pass legislation that would legalize marijuana in the country.

Los Angeles’ District Attorney Race: Latest Updates, What’s At Stake & More

For Los Angeles voters, there’s a heated race on their November ballot— and we’re not talking about the presidential one.

How Prospective Students Are Applying To College In 2020

College application season is in full swing for the high school class of 2021 and anyone else hoping to start a 4-year college next fall.