Alex Schmidt

Alex Schmidt

Independent Producer

Producer

Alex Schmidt has produced media for NPR, The New Yorker Magazine, Marketplace, The Los Angeles Times and many others. Before moving back home to L.A., she worked as a staff reporter at WHYY in Philadelphia covering arts. She is inspired by all things Los Angeles, most things infrastructure, and some things tech. Alex’ documentary for UnFictional, “Little Julian’s Secret,” won Documentary of the Year from the LA Press Club and was also among the; "Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism" in The Atlantic.

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Some call him the Chicano Bigfoot; Little Julian Herrera was a star of the 50s East LA music scene, until one day he just disappeared. Is he still out there somewhere?

Little Julian's Secret

Some call him the Chicano Bigfoot; Little Julian Herrera was a star of the 50s East LA music scene, until one day he just disappeared. Is he still out there somewhere?

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Today on Press Play: The juice wars reach the Supreme Court, a 16-year-old stows away on a flight to Hawaii, spoiler etiquette, urban insects, and sex ed.

POM Wonderful at the Supreme Court, Urban Insects & Sex Ed

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On the first day of school, are LAUSD teachers ready for Common Core curriculum, iPad's and new graduation requirements? Also, transformation by the "Parent Trigger" law.

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