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.
A new film on the National Geographic Channel called “9/10: The Final Hours” focuses on the day before 9/11.
The author and journalist died last week. We revisit his past conversations with Here & Now.
BOSTON — As part of Boston’s ‘Hero Squares’ initiative, the city has rededicated a square in honor of a local soldier killed in the Iraq War during a ceremony Saturday morning in Dorchester. Army Sergeant Daniel Londono died in 2004.
BOSTON — The city of Boston is honoring Marine Lance Cpl. Alexander Scott Arredondo Monday by naming a square at the corner of St. Rose and South streets in Jamaica Plain after him.
BOSTON — Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi — back in Massachusetts to compete in the 42nd annual Falmouth Road Race — reflects on how his running career has changed since he broke the tape on Boylston Street last April.
BOSTON — At 30,000, next April’s race will be the third-largest field in the history of the race.
On August 1, 1966, a young man started shooting from the clock tower on the University of Texas campus in Austin.
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.
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.
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.