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

LAUSD Plans To Hire Climate Coaches Instead Of Cops. What Will That Look Like?

Last week, the LA Unified School Board voted to cut a third of the school police force and instead divert funds to hire counselors, restorative justice advisors and “climate coaches.”

Federal Law Enforcement Investigation Shifts To Building Conspiracy Cases Against Capitol Insurrectionists

The FBI’s investigation into the January 6th Capitol attack is evolving as investigators move toward building cases alleging that some of the rioters carefully planned the attack.

Vice President Kamala Harris And The Contemporary And Historical Influence of Black Sororities

When Kamala Harris assumed the vice presidency and became the first Black person, South Asian person and woman to hold the office, she wore a string of pearls to mark the occasion.

Mayor of Long Beach On The City’s Vaccine Distribution

While many cities in Los Angeles County are still trying to vaccinate healthcare workers, the City of Long Beach has already begun vaccinating people over 65 and grocery store workers.

Wikipedia Celebrates Two Decades Of Providing Free Information and Tertiary Sourcing

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has been used as a major learning tool for many people across the world for 20 years now, assisting the lives of not only students but also eager learners that enjoy its free access.

Many American High School Reading Lists Have Looked The Same For Decades. Should That Change?

High schoolers across the country are accustomed to a familiar set of reading assignments: The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, The Grapes Of Wrath.

What Will The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact Be On The Generations That Emerge From It?

There’s no doubt 2020 has been a year for the history books. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, huge national protests against police brutality in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder and the presidential election, it’s been a time filled with pain, fear and (yes) uncertainty.

SoCal’s Indoor Museums Have Been Closed To Visitors During The Pandemic. How Are They Doing?

Indoor museums throughout Southern California have been closed since March, prompting the institutions that help form the bedrock of cultural life in LA to find new ways to engage their community.

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky On The Legal Arguments Behind The Outdoor Dining Ban & Shutdown Restrictions

In a recent op-ed in the LA Times, Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of Berkley Law, rebuked a Los Angeles Superior Court judge that issued a tentative ruling against LA County’s ban on outdoor dining.

Negotiators Near Agreement On COVID-19 Aid Bill, Biden Administration Cabinet Nominations & More

Top congressional leaders are closing in on an agreement on a long-delayed COVID-19 relief package, hoping to seal a deal as early as Wednesday that would extend aid to individuals and businesses and help ship coronavirus vaccines to millions.

The Pandemic Upended Business For LA’s Local Bookstores. How Are They Faring?

Many Angelenos might look fondly on memories built at their local bookstores, from reading in the aisles of Vroman’s Bookstore as a kid, to wandering the stacks at Eso Won Books or exploring newer area bookshops like Reparations Club.

Many Californian’s Jobless Aid Held Up By Backlogs In Unemployment System, Hindered By Widespread Fraud

California’s unemployment process has been hampered with issues throughout the pandemic, culminating in a huge backlog of unemployment claims and widespread fraud that could amount to billions of dollars.

California Released A New Master Plan For Early Education. What Will It Mean For An Industry Hit Hard By The Pandemic?

California Health and Human Services released a new Master Plan last week that lays out a blueprint to expand public preschool and remodel the state’s childcare system.

The Most Recent Los Angeles County Public Health Has Led To Confusion Among Residents. What Does It Allow For?

Yesterday, the City of Los Angeles issued a modified stay-at-home order that parallels Los Angeles County’s new rules, which went into effect on Monday.

Republicans Made Gains Down-Ballot In California. What Does It Mean For The Party’s Future In The State?

Although Joe Biden won California by nearly 30 percent of the vote, the Republican Party saw gains down-ballot in the otherwise heavily Democratic state.