Andrea started listening to NPR on WEOS, her college radio station, during the Gulf War. She didn’t have a T.V. so it was her primary broadcast news source.Her attraction to public radio and the human voice continued into grad school. Andrea got a M.A. in Media Studies at the New School in New York (’93) with a focus in audio production. Her first sound piece was about America’s fear and fascination with tattoos.
Following graduation, Andrea moved to Washington D.C. and was lucky enough to get an internship on the NPR National Desk. After a few months, Andrea switched over Weekend Edition Sunday after being hired as the editorial assistant. Waking up on Sunday mornings at 4 a.m. as a twenty-something was not easy, but she did it for more than two years and learned a ton from the generous and talented producers and host Liane Hansen.
Then Andrea left NPR to brew beer professionally. She did that in Arlington Virginia and Key West, Florida. Soon enough the public radio siren beckoned Andrea back north, where she edited interviews for The World, an international daily news show produced by WGBH and the BBC.
In 1997 WBUR started developing the program Here & Now and Andrea was a founding producer. Over time she evolved into the show’s Arts Producer. The WBUR newsroom created an Arts and Culture Reporter position in 2007. Andrea has been following the explosively vibrant scene in Boston and beyond to the best of her abilities ever since.
Her work has been recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Award for audio feature reporting, the Public Radio News Directors Award for use of sound, the Associated Press for use of sound, and a media award from Arts Learning, a group dedicated to arts education.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It’s always a tricky and risky proposition to adapt a beloved film into something else, but that’s what’s happening at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge.
The Discovery Ensemble board of directors, which brought classical music to Boston-area school children, votes to cease operations.
Company One’s production of “Astro Boy and the God of Comics” tells the story of the famous superhero and his creator, Osamu Tezuka.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Eating ramen at Yume Wo Katare in Cambridge is seen as a path to personal fulfillment — if you can finish their giant bowl of ramen, you can do anything in life. That’s the concept. Some customers even write their dreams down and hang them on the restaurant’s walls.
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — The Fine Arts Work Center is celebrating Robert De Niro Jr.’s leadership in the arts, but it’s also giving a posthumous award to the famous actor’s father, who was an accomplished painter.
Nelsons’ arrival at Tanglewood is particularly sweet because he was forced to cancel last year due to a concussion. But some wish he was going out on a limb with a more challenging repertoire.
The Kennedy portrait, requested by the Kennedy family after JFK’s assassination, is part of an exhibition of Jamie Wyeth’s work opening at the MFA on July 16.
BOSTON — It’s July 4th, but thousands of people braved concerns about rain and gusty winds to celebrate Independence Day on the 3rd. The Boston Pops performed with guest musicians including the Beach Boys on the Esplanade in a rescheduled concert. And they wrapped up the show just in time.
BOSTON — The Magna Carta is the centerpiece of a new exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, an exhibit meant to demonstrate the impact — both past and present — of the 800-year-old document on the U.S.
BOSTON — The works were returned after an investigation by the museum’s curator of provenance.
BOSTON — Each weekend in June, a local artist and runner is spearheading a project that brings dozens of artists together to stretch colorful hand-crafted fabrics across the Mass. Ave. Bridge.
BOSTON — A Harvard University professor and inventor is behind the world’s first transatlantic scent message that was successfully transmitted Tuesday.
CONCORD, Mass. — There are lending libraries for tools, fishing poles, telescopes, even baking pans. Now gardeners are increasingly finding places to “borrow” too, as seed lending libraries crop up across the country.
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Somerville-based The Echo Nest creates the behind-the-scenes song recommendation platforms for music streaming sites and was recently acquired by Spotify.
Wednesday at the TED conference in Vancouver, Adrianne Haslet-Davis will dance on the bionic leg she inspired MIT engineer Hugh Herr to create.
BOSTON — The futuristic, 10-story glass and aluminum building sits on the famed Sunset Boulevard and will house the more than 100 Emerson students who head west for internships each semester.
BOSTON — Fifty-four years after the publication of his seminal memoir, “Night,” the Holocaust survivor, now 85, asks: “Haven’t we learned anything?”
BOSTON — Boston’s new mayor, Marty Walsh, capped off his inauguration day celebrations Monday night with hours of locally-inspired live music, dance and comedy at the Hynes Convention Center.
BOSTON — It’s the 240th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Civil War-era church was moved 80 feet to the south Thursday, kicking off construction of Lesley University’s new $46 million arts center.
BOSTON — Four members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s cello section are taking their beloved instruments into the spotlight with a group they’re calling the Boston Cello Quartet.
WATERTOWN, Mass. — We visit Benoit Rolland in his Watertown studio, after he was awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.”