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 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.

Inside the fight between LA Weekly’s past and present

When the LA Weekly was sold last year, a group opposing the new ownership formed, called Boycott LA Weekly. This week the paper launched its own campaign, #Speaktruth.

Faculty diversity at California colleges is improving, but there's a long way to go

California is a diverse state with diverse student populations at its colleges, but faculties don't match those demographics.

Are you living or working in an earthquake danger zone?

A new app from the California Geological Survey maps out the spots along fault lines, and those areas most at-risk for liquefaction or landslide.

Remembering a feisty East LA environmentalist

As women's history month comes to a close, we profile some women who made their mark on LA history, like the late Aurora Castillo, who fought for her community.

Here's a sneak peek at the Lucas Museum coming to LA

LA's Expo Park is feeling the Force. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is now under construction. We get a look at what's to come when it's finished.

Meet the LAPD's first female officer, who started in 1909

As Women's History Month comes to a close, Take Two profiles a few significant women in LA history, including Alice Stebbins Wells, the first policewoman in the LAPD.

Power line shutoffs could help prevent wildfires

Northern California utility PG&E announced it will shut off power lines in areas experiencing "extreme fire conditions." SoCal Edison might have more shutoffs too.

Montecito faces the fatigue of its fifth recent evacuation

Thousands of people in Santa Barbara County were ordered to evacuate because of concerns about the potential for mudslides and debris flows caused by heavy rains.

SpaceX and its bumpy road to success

Elon Musk's venture and other privately operated space companies, including Blue Origin run by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, have had plenty of ups and downs.