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

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.

After Newest LA County Health Order, Some Cities Are Pushing Back

LA County’s newest restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 include the closure of outdoor dining and card rooms, which has caused some local cities within the county to look into alternatives to the order.

Are You Still Hunched Over Your Laptop In A Stiff Old Chair? It’s Time To Do Something About Your Home Office Ergonomics

Many workers able to do their jobs from home assumed the setup would be temporary, and invested little in a home office setup as a result. But now, over nine months into the coronavirus pandemic and little idea of when it will be under enough control to bring workers back in person, that eight hour sofa-induced hunch is becoming untenable.

Britain’s Culture Minister Wants A Fiction Disclaimer On ‘The Crown.’ But What Obligation Should Fictionalized Shows Have In Depicting True Events?

Britain’s culture minister made waves on social media this weekend after he said that Netflix’s series “The Crown” should carry a disclaimer that it is a work of fiction.

Checking In On SoCal’s Housing & Rental Markets: Rents Fall In Los Angeles, Prices Rise In The Suburbs & More

According to a recent piece in the Los Angeles Times, rents in Los Angeles are falling during the COVID-19 pandemic and steadily rising in the Inland Empire.

Are Workplace Romances Soon To Be A Thing Of The Past?

Many Gen Z and Millennial workers, whose careers have been shaped by forces like the recession, coronavirus pandemic and #MeToo, are dating in the workplace less than their predecessors.