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

The battle that helped Beverly Hills become its own city

It has all the elements of a classic Hollywood movie: water rights, film stars and cutthroat politics.

Community college transfers to UC could get easier

University of California President Janet Napolitano wants to guarantee admission to qualified community college students applying to UC campuses.

Banned items during Trump's San Diego visit

Sheriffs are banning certain items from areas the president will visit. Some are the usual suspects but bear spray also made the list.

Volunteers are helping Montecito dig away mudslide debris

The Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade is a group of local volunteers trying to help their community recover, even as more storms approach.

Serena Williams is back on the tennis court

"She says she wants to win two more grand slams to get the grand slam record, and she gave birth six months ago. That's certainly unprecedented."

Here's your SoCal Winter Olympic Games recap

Plenty of California athletes competed for Team USA, and made their home state proud. There were big victories, but some performances fell flat.

Shipwreck gold back in California for exhibition

The California Gold Rush treasure recovered from the SS Central America is now in Long Beach for a public display, thanks to the work of geologist Bob Evans.

Meet 2 Olympic bobsledders with California roots

Lauren Gibbs and Carlo Valdes are competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics. They explain how they found bobsledding — or the sport found them.

Second bald eagle hatches near Big Bear

The first fluffy white chick made its on-camera debut when it poked its head out of the shell Sunday near Big Bear Lake east of Los Angeles.

Californians skate into the Winter Olympics

Five of the members of the US Olympic figure skating team are representing the Golden State at the games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Do needle exchange programs actually work?

Studies have shown needle exchanges can reduce the spread of diseases like HIV, connect people to preventative health services and reduce used needle litter.

Could increasing gas prices lead to a gas tax repeal?

The average price of a gallon of gas in LA is almost 60 cents higher than it was a year ago, which could be good news for those trying to repeal the state's gas tax.

Crossings for mountain lions are in the works

18 mountain lions have been struck and killed by vehicles in the Santa Monica Mountains since 2002. Special paths over roads could be one way to help them.

Fishskin bandages help treat bears burned in the Thomas Fire

It was only one inventive treatment used to heal two bears and a young mountain lion who were badly burned.

New algorithm could help welfare workers protect children

A USC professor incorporated data about a family's history with the child welfare and criminal justice systems to create a risk score for children.