Before joining Here & Now in fall 2005, Alex served nearly eight years as senior producer of WBUR’s Morning Edition. He was in charge of the daily broadcast and also produced many of the interviews host Bob Oakes conducted in the studio or out in the field. You’ll still hear his occasional reports on WBUR newscasts.
Before joining the WBUR news team, Alex spent 15 years at WILL, the NPR station at the University of Illinois. He started there as a part-time newswriter and reporter during graduate school and eventually moved up to news director and finally program director.
Alex has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Illinois.
Roy Scranton says what he found in Baghdad “shows the evidence of the truth of what we’d actually done.”
That’s according to a survey released today by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).
BOSTON — Ryan Pitts, whose commanding officers say helped save lives and turn the tide of one of the bloodiest battles in Afghanistan, is the ninth living recipient of the Medal of Honor for bravery in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Billy Mills reflects on making history at the 1964 Summer Games and his work with American Indian communities.
Afghan War veteran Ryan Pitts says the medal “belongs to every man there that day and I’ll accept it on behalf of the team. It’s not mine.”
BOSTON — Boston Marathon runners raised a record $38.4 million for local nonprofits in 2014 — nearly double the $20 million raised in 2013.
We remember the bluegrass musician and composer with his son Jamie Campbell and author Andrew Vaughan.
Volunteers place flags at Massachusetts National Cemetery every Memorial Day Weekend as a result of one father’s efforts.
That’s the question we’re asking for the day set aside each spring to honor the men and woman killed in the nation’s wars.
The Department of Defense recently determined these 13 soldiers died as a result of their wounds during the war.
BOSTON — Meb Keflezighi on Monday became the first American man to win the open race since Greg Meyer did it in 1983. But you could say that his entire life has been about making history.
BOSTON — In preparation for today’s Boston Marathon, Ryan Hall trained in Ethiopia, doing workouts at 9,000 feet.
BOSTON — Three former marathon winners — Greg Meyer, Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit Samuelson — reflect on last year’s marathon and give their thoughts on what this year’s race means.
BOSTON — On Saturday, thousands of people ran the annual Boston Athletic Association 5K road race. The course took us from Boston Common, onto Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue.
BOSTON — Amby Burfoot was 21 years-old when he won the Boston Marathon in 1968. He returns to run every five years to celebrate that victory.
BOSTON — So many lives broke apart that day. But so many lives have also been put back together.
BOSTON — It will be a day of mixed emotions for runners, who are anxious to run the Boston Marathon on Monday but also filled with the horrible memories of last year.
BOSTON — There were only 18 participants in the first Boston Marathon. This year, there will be 36,000 running in the footsteps of more than 100 years of marathon history that started with a race in Athens on April 10, 1896.
It’s been 20 years since the Nirvana frontman committed suicide. Cobain biographer Charles R. Cross joins us to look at his legacy.
On this day in 1947, a coal mine in Centralia, Ill., exploded, killing 111 miners. We take a look back at how the disaster affected the community.
Cindy Kleine’s documentary portrays André Gregory as husband (hers) and artist.
Back in 1970, the NCAA basketball tournament wasn’t even called the “Big Dance.” There were only 25 teams in the tourney and South Carolina wasn’t one of them, although everyone expected them to be. With help from former Gamecock Bobby Cremins, Only A Game’s Alex Ashlock relives the heartbreaking end of the Gamecocks’ season.
The new state health cost-cutting law goes into effect today.