Julia Lowrie Henderson is a producer for PRI's Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Julia has spent the last several years crisscrossing the country - from Brooklyn to Oakland to Portland (Maine) and back to Brooklyn. She joined Studio 360 in 2013 after graduating from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
She has produced stories about viruses, Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead, black-and-white movies, and giant sandworms. Her work has been featured on MPBN, New Hampshire Public Radio, and Public Radio Remix. She once shipped herself 40 lbs. worth of family Polaroid pictures and spent a year scanning and chronicling their tales. She enjoys a good joke and a nice, long drive across the country.
The Silver Lake Chorus commissioned indie rockers to write songs for them. Aimee Mann explains how she wrote “Easy to Die,” about a friend’s overdose.
A winner of the Nobel Prize, Toni Morrison started writing because she couldn’t find the novels she wanted to read.
A lot of singer-songwriters pour their misery into their lyrics. But for Rufus Wainwright, it isn’t necessarily cathartic.
Taylor Mac isn’t your typical drag performer. For one thing, Taylor made a 24-hour revue of American pop music that goes all the way back to the Revolutionary War.
Kurt Andersen and Mary Harris, the host of Only Human, check out something called laughter yoga.
How does laughter yoga make you feel? And can laughing improve your health?
People love to hate The Eagles, but composer and indie rocker Kelly Pratt makes the case for why “Already Gone” is actually a brilliant song.
Taylor Mac isn’t your typical drag performer. For one thing, he’s working on a 24-hour revue of American pop music that goes all the way back to the Revolutionary War.
When artists use synthetic biology, are they playing God, or just playing with cool new toys? Scientists Drew Endy and Christina Agapakis weigh in on the ethics.
At 92, the lyricist behind Broadway hits like “Fiddler on the Roof” still gets rave reviews.
Radiation used to be Hollywood’s go-to plot device. Now, viruses explain everything from vampires to the zombie apocalypse — but that’s not what really scares public health experts.