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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. 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:

Inside 'Sleep No More'

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The immersive play based on “Macbeth” may be the longest-running Shakespeare adaptation ever. 

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Aha Moment: I Am Hamlet

Thursday, November 24, 2016

How Studio 360 listener Jeff House learned to love Shakespeare after watching his own life unfold on stage.

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Unrest in Baton Rouge: Anatomy of a Photo

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The photo of a protester captured racial tension in the US. Kurt takes a closer look with a photo historian and the poet Tracy K. Smith. Plus, the backstory from the subject herself.

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Jacob Collier Live In-Studio

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier plays songs from his new album “In My Room” … with a little help from an MIT engineer.

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Spooky Scary Studio 360: Making Haunted Houses Scarier

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Enough with the pipe organs and canned screams; one composer is making haunted houses as scary as a horror movie.
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Doing Donald

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Comedian David Carl gives a lesson in imitating Donald Trump. 

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“Black Mirror”: Feverish, Paranoid, and Angry

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The creator of “Black Mirror” explains his own ambivalence about technology.

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Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The most popular living composer of choral music doesn’t need the world’s best singers in his choir — he just wants thousands of amateurs from all over the world.

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Aha Moment: Edith Piaf

Thursday, August 11, 2016

In a smoky World War II-themed bar in Brussels, Edith Piaf finally makes sense.

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Fancy a British Accent?

Thursday, July 21, 2016

With so many British actors playing American characters, Kurt wondered: how hard would it be to learn a convincing British accent?

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Aha Moment: Diane Arbus

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A photograph by Diane Arbus of a nudist family inspired a young photographer to transform the way he approached his subjects.

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Aha Moment: Kiss 'Alive!'

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Sergio Muñoz was only seven years old when he became a devotee of the band Kiss. Isolated and lonely, he imagined Gene Simmons as his own personal guardian angel. 👼

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American Icons: The Disney Parks

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Stories from inside the oddly touching, sometimes creepy, deeply American utopia that Walt Disney created.

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How to Build the Perfect Musical

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Jack Viertel gives a master class in American musical theater.

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Inside 'Sleep No More'

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The immersive play based on “Macbeth” may be the longest-running Shakespeare adaptation ever. 

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Finishing the Book, Finally

Thursday, March 17, 2016

It’s a familiar scene: the writer sitting at the typewriter, unsure of how to begin — but what about knowing when to stop? 

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Journalism Shines in “Spotlight”

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Print may be doomed, but Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight,” about The Boston Globe’s investigation into the Catholic church’s sex-abuse cover-up, makes the case for journalism. 

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Directors' Cut: Tom McCarthy

Monday, February 22, 2016

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An extended interview with Oscar nominee Tom McCarthy about the real reporters and victims behind “Spotlight,” and how he made the transition to the director’s chair. 
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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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