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.
The World Health Organization predicts 1 billion young people could develop hearing loss due to poor listening habits. While all of our ears are at stake, the prognosis is worse for musicians. So Berklee College of Music and Spotify are teaming up to raise awareness about threats to our hearing.
A new documentary about the Waltham native whose voice acting and puppetry are behind “Sesame Street’s” Big Bird and Oscar The Grouch is screening at the Brattle Theatre..
Lockhart, who began conducting the Pops at age 35, reflects on his time with the beloved orchestra.
It’s hard to miss Janet Echelman’s massive public art project on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The Brookline resident’s 2,000-pound sculpture is suspended between three skyscrapers and appears to be floating.
The opera’s director acknowledges that depictions of rape in the play feel especially disturbing in light of a spate of revelations about college campus rape, but she says the centuries-old tale is still “interesting, relevant storytelling.” The Boston Lyric Opera’s Don Giovanni opens Friday at the Shubert Theatre with performances through Sunday, May 10.
Comedians with Boston roots are returning this weekend for the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. Many comedians, including Mirman, began their careers training and bombing in Boston.
Teitelbaum, who’s led the Art Gallery of Ontario since 1998, will be the 11th director in the MFA’s 145-year history.
With his “Household Items” project, Brian Friedland takes words on packaging for products — such as granola, mouthwash and tea — then sets them to some music.
In its upcoming season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is expected to showcase new works that share more about the personal stylings of its music director, Andris Nelsons. He’s entering his second season.
“The Great Wave” has been adored, co-opted and parodied, used in ad campaigns for everything from Patagonia to Sapporo beer, it’s even an emoji. And now it’s the star attraction in a new exhibition at the MFA.
Feminine strength comes in many forms. The physical kind is on display now in a photography exhibition at City Hall featuring female power lifters.
The Bloods (yes, that’s their real name) have been running Blood Farm in Groton for seven generations.
When a fire threatened to shut them down for good, the family was surprised by the outpouring of support urging them to rebuild.
The cut would pay for Baker’s proposed increase in the state’s earned income tax credit for low-income working families.
Boston-area charcutiere Julie Biggs is up for a Good Food Award Thursday night in San Francisco.
A Harvard scientist and her African colleagues create an uplifting song about Ebola that both helps heal their grief over fallen colleagues and serves to educate the public.
We profile costumer Jill Thibeau, whose job is to age and destroy clothing to fit the needs of a particular a character or scene in film and television.
Food has always been a big part of the Tanglewood experience. But a larger effort is under way this summer to use more locally-sourced products at all events on the Lenox campus.
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.
A Harvard University professor and inventor is behind the world’s first transatlantic scent message that was successfully transmitted Tuesday.
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-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.
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.
We visit Benoit Rolland in his Watertown studio, after he was awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.”