Julia Lowrie Henderson

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Julia Lowrie Henderson has crisscrossed the country — from Brooklyn to Oakland to Portland (Maine) and back again. She joined Studio 360 in 2013 after graduating from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. She has produced stories about 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.

Julia Lowrie Henderson appears in the following:

How Letterman Revolutionized Late-Night Television

Thursday, May 14, 2015

One of David Letterman’s writers explains how irreverent and sophomoric humor made his show unlike anything else on 1980s TV — and how Letterman’s style took over comedy.

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TORRES Gets Personal

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott, a.k.a. TORRES, doesn’t like to talk about her adoptive Baptist upbringing, but she can sing about it. 

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"Charlie Hebdo" Responds to Charges of Racism

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The editor of "Charlie Hebdo" says critics have it wrong — his publication condemns racism and Islamophobia.

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Poet Terrance Hayes: Anything but Invisible

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Terrance Hayes may be the only poet to win a MacArthur “genius” grant, a National Book Award, and a spot on "People’s" Sexiest Man Alive list.


A Hymn to Coal Miners Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Music

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Composer Julia Wolfe’s oratorio “Anthracite Fields” questions how we contribute to the environmental disaster that is coal mining.


Inside Jeanine Tesori's "Fun Home”

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Composer Jeanine Tesori sits down at the piano and shows Kurt Andersen what it took to create the hit Broadway musical, "Fun Home."

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Sydney Lucas, the 11-Year-Old Actor Who Owns Broadway's "Fun Home"

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The new Broadway musical "Fun Home" deals with some very adult themes — but it's 11-year-old Sydney Lucas who steals the show.
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Songhoy Blues: Music in Exile

Thursday, April 09, 2015

In Northern Mali, Islamic extremists drove musicians from their homes in a movement against art. But a band that formed in exile made amazing music anyway. 

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Should US Museums Return Artifacts to Iraq, Where ISIS Is Destroying Them?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

For decades, art museums have been returning ancient artifacts to their home countries. One museum president says we should rethink that policy.  


John Cameron Mitchell Slips Back into the Dress

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The original transgender rock operetta, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” found its inspiration in the militarized atmosphere of Cold War Berlin.

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Cassandra Wilson Sings One Last Song for Lady Day

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cassandra Wilson—arguably the most important jazz singer of her generation—pays tribute to the legendary Billie Holliday with her latest album, “Coming Forth by Day.”

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Making Mondays Joyful

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mondays are the worst. That’s why we gave the most unlovable day of the week a loving redesign.

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A Composer’s New Work Is Deemed Dangerous For Children

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The New York Youth Symphony abruptly canceled the Carnegie Hall debut of a young composer because his piece includes a musical quotation of the Nazi anthem. Did they make the right call?

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Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock: A Conflicted Dude for a Conflicted Planet

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Isaac Brock on fundamentalism, mail-order music clubs, and UFOs. 


Creative New Year’s Resolutions: Raising Eyebrows

Thursday, March 05, 2015

One of our listeners has resolved to return to her first passion — reggae. She’s finding it more challenging than she expected.


Why it Took Isaac Brock 20 Years to Write Modest Mouse's New Single

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock was inspired to write "The Best Room" when he experienced a UFO sighting 20 years ago.
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Redesign Challenge: Bring Joy to Mondays

Thursday, February 26, 2015

You won’t find many people speaking up for Mondays. They stink. Can good design make the worst day of the week more joyful?

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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, February 13, 2015

A kinky Steve Buscemi, a thoughtful St. Vincent, and the bad music behind bad album covers win the internet this week.
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Redesign Challenge: Bring Joy to the Everyday

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lots of experiences are worse than they have to be — what place or thing would you redesign to make it more joyful?

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Google Plays Hardball with Indie Musicians

Thursday, February 05, 2015

It’s hard enough to make a living in music. Now Google is forcing a new contract on musicians, and threatening to kick one musician off YouTube if she won’t sign.

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