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:

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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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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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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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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Floor Plans for Your Favorite Sitcom Homes

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Two interior designers draw meticulous floor plans for the homes of our favorite TV characters, from Lucy to Carrie Bradshaw.
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The Old Subway Car and the Sea

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Many of NYC's old subway cars have been tossed into the sea. But it's not flagrant pollution, it's an eco-friendly move to form artificial reefs. And Stephen Mallon got to photograph it.
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What Will Openness Mean for Cuban Artists?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

As US-Cuban relations thaw, we’re going to get to know Cuban culture much better. And Cuba will get to know us, like it or not.

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Want to Be Creative? Try Getting Bored

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We’ve banished boredom with our phones. Recent research suggests that we might be banishing our creativity along with it.

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Will Hollywood Start to Close Its Gender Pay Gap?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Sony hack revealed how Hollywood pays female actors less than their male counterparts. That knowledge might help actresses finally close the gap.