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.
When the BSO hired Keith Lockhart back in 1995, when he was 35, his youthful energy and good looks caused a sensation. Two decades later he’s still at it, and this weekend Lockhart and the Pops are celebrating his 20th anniversary.
Wednesday’s free “Cheers to Malcolm!” event invites visitors to tour some of the outgoing museum director’s favorite art works, and staff will be dishing out free gelato with flavors named after Rogers.
In filmmaker Alan Chebot’s words, WOMR was started by a bunch of hippies in the ’70s. Since then, the little studio has broadcast every music genre to radios in cars, boats and bars across the Cape. Chebot captures the station’s passionate, funky DJs in his new documentary, ‘Outermost Radio.’
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and four other leading groups, will be streaming concerts on Google Play.
Painter Thomas Hart Benton had a major influence not just in the art world, but ultimately on Hollywood and popular culture. A new exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum shines a spotlight on his career.
Cambridge-based film professor and critic Gerald Peary has been obsessed with Archie and his friends since the 1950s. His documentary on a decades-long quest to find the real people behind “Archie Comics” is screening at the ICA.
It could be the composer-conductor’s most ambitious project to date: a dark exploration of Walt Whitman’s experiences as a nurse in a Civil War hospital.
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 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.”