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

DOC AMA: Temperature Might Not Be A Good Litmus Test For Coronavirus, California Positivity Rate Drops Below 3% & More

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, guest host John Rabe speaks with infectious disease specialist at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, Dr. Kimberly Shriner.

DOC AMA: U.S. Approaches 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths, Wildfire Smoke Complications And More

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

In New Book On Bunker Hill, An Ever-Changing Historical Neighborhood Is Explored

Los Angeles’ first suburb, Bunker Hill, was once a refuge of Queen Anne-style mansions for the city’s wealthiest residents. Now, over one hundred years later, it hosts many of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions.

Survey Finds Nearly Two Thirds Of American Young Adults Unaware Of The Scope Of The Holocaust

According to a new survey, almost two thirds of American young adults do not know that six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.

Politics Update: Trump’s February Comments on “Deadly” COVID-19, Russian Hacking Detected Ahead of Election

President Donald Trump talked in private about the “deadly” coronavirus last February, even as he was declaring to America it was no worse than the flu and insisting it was under control, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward.

Our City Has Been Transformed By COVID-19— But We Still Love L.A. And Its Iconic Boulevards

Century Boulevard, Victory Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard, Sixth Street. We love them all, and more.

How To Cook Like A Pro With What’s Already In Your Pantry, Part Three: Keeping It Fresh

You’ve got a fridge full of sourdough starter, scallions overgrowing the windowsill, the last remnants of summer produce on the counter and one major challenge: you don’t want to cook.

Couples Are Experiencing Unprecedented Strain In The Pandemic. Some Have Reached A Breaking Point.

After months of pandemic-related restrictions and changes, many relationships are under pressure.

California Legislators Are Working Out A Deal To Prevent An ‘Eviction Wave.’ What Will It Mean For Tenants And Landlords?

As legislative protections run out for renters, California leaders are scrambling to prevent a wave of evictions.

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.