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Jenny Lawton

A proud native of the Second City, producer Jenny Lawton joined Studio 360 in 2007. Since then, she's produced the show's American Icons specials on the Disney parks and I Love Lucy, lots of stories in the Aha Moments series, and a portrait of the Japanese tea ceremony from Kyoto. She also serves as the managing editor of studio360.org and coordinates the show's internship program. Jenny started recording interviews as a Watson Fellow in India and Spain, researching the origins of flamenco dance. She cut her teeth in journalism at Chicago Public Radio, where she filed stories on culture, politics, technology, and the environment for WBEZ as well as NPR's Morning Edition and PRI's The World, among other programs. Jenny was awarded a USC-Annenberg/NEA Arts Journalism Fellowship, and lectures about radio and sound design at NYU and her alma mater, Kenyon College.

Jenny Lawton appears in the following:

Aha Moment: Lee Ann Womack

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sometimes a song on the radio can change your life. How “I Hope You Dance” saved one woman from a very expensive mistake.

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Gene Luen Yang, Ambassador from the Land of Comics

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang is the new national ambassador for young people’s literature — the first comics artist to hold that post. 

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The Master of Music Visualization

Monday, December 28, 2015

Alexander Chen turns famous pieces of music into stunningly beautiful, super-simple animations that actually help you hear what's going on in the music.
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Carl Hiaasen’s Sunshine Noir

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Like all great satirists, Carl Hiaasen’s humor writing comes from a deep well of anger. He says he stays in South Florida, despite its corruption, because it’s worth fighting for.

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You’re a Complicated Man, Charlie Brown

Thursday, November 26, 2015

As joyful as the “Peanuts” strip could be, it always had an undertow of melancholy. That wry sadness comes straight from creator Charles Schulz, says his biographer.

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Lisa Randall: Knocking on Heaven's Door

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Harvard physicist Lisa Randall is at the forefront of the search for dark matter. But she thinks good science should be beautiful, too.

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The Computer As Artist

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Creative types tend to think computers will never take their jobs. They haven’t met Brutus.

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Carrie Brownstein on the Rise and Fall of the Best Band Ever

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Carrie Brownstein talks about founding one of the most beloved bands of the 1990s, Sleater-Kinney — and becoming a sketch comedy star with “Portlandia.”

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Twyla Tharp: 50 Years and On the Move

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The celebrated choreographer is touring the country right now. A giant of the modern dance world, she also has an unabashed love of pop music: in particular, Frank Sinatra.

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Aha Moment: Perry Mason vs. "The Paper Chase"

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Jonathan Amsbary grew up on the idealized, "Perry Mason" version of what a lawyer could be. But "The Paper Chase" showed him what kind of person he didn't want to be. 

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An Artist Makes Dreamy Sounds from Guitars and Fans

Monday, June 29, 2015

As we near the height of summer, we'd love to take a walk through Rubén D´Hers’s “chords tunnel #1.” It doesn’t look like a cool, vast, grassy field – but it sure sounds like one.
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New Year’s Resolution: Calligraphy in 3D

Thursday, May 14, 2015

We check in with Garman Herigstad, who is making a calligraphy version of the Book of Proverbs. Now, his project’s ambition has grown to three dimensions.

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Don't Do it, Don! Suicides, Rebirths and the Art of the Finale

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Don confronts his life deceptions in Kansas, Pete is wooed by the prospect of a simpler life - maybe including Trudy - and Betty gets a devastating diagnosis.

Growing Pains: Dylan Landis’s “Rainey Royal”

Thursday, May 07, 2015

It’s never been easy to be a teenage girl, but novelist Dylan Landis thinks 1970s New York was particularly tough — that’s why she set her novel there.

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The Don Draper of Cats

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Don goes on the run, Joan battles egregious sexism at McCann and Roger and Peggy send off the SC+P offices in proper fashion.

“An American in Paris” Dances Its Way to the Stage

Thursday, April 30, 2015

“An American in Paris” is one of Hollywood’s most famous Golden Age musicals. Now it's a Broadway musical, up for 12 Tony Awards.

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Dawn vs. Don: Mad Men’s Missed Opportunities

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The team gets back together for one last pitch to save their agency. But is it too late to save the show from ignoring a big blind spot?

Ad Men Talk 'Badvertising'

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sally's back! A grown-up Glen gets weird with Betty! And Don's apartment reeks of failure. 

Meeting the Real Sally Draper

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Megan got her divorce, Don got dumped by the diner waitress and Harry Crane's true pervy nature was revealed. But whither Sally Draper? We miss that kid. 

Mad Men Goes to Therapy

Thursday, April 09, 2015

While the characters on this show might be "OK," they're never actually ok. Why not?