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.
Today we can find buckskin, feathers and fringe in many trendy stores, but this cultural borrowing raises concerns for contemporary Native American fashion designers. A new exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum explores the intersection of fashion, art, commerce and cultural identity.
The Boston Lyric Opera is moving forward with shows in unconventional locations as it searches for a more permanent home. Its production of Philip Glass’ “In the Penal Colony” opens Wednesday.
The event — with the clever title “Artists Under the Dome” — is a day-long effort to bridge gaps between politicians and artists while highlighting the role the arts play in the state’s economy.
A group of Berklee film composition students have reimagined the score for the now iconic 1922 silent film “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.”
“Spotlight” chronicles The Boston Globe investigation of sexual abuse by Catholic priests.
After an eight-month search with 200 candidates, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has selected Peggy Fogelman as its new director.
Isabella Stewart Gardner was actually the first collector to bring a painting by Carlo Crivelli into the U.S.
Works by roughly 100 artists will be on display in the exhibit “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957,” which celebrates the school’s dedication to progressive education.
The MFA’s new major exhibition of 75 Dutch masterpieces includes two famous Vermeers and several works that have never been displayed in the U.S. before — including a little-known portrait of a lady that proved to be a critical get for the show’s curator.
The move is a result of BU’s decision to sell its 890-seat Huntington Avenue theater and two adjoining buildings, which have been the Huntington’s home for more than three decades.
With 250 pounds of cabbage waiting to be chopped, massaged, salted, squished into jars, Jeremy Ogusky is ready to expose newbies to the world of fermented foods at Sunday’s Boston Fermentation Festival.
From the depths of a cheese cave, some local cheese mongers — like Formaggio Kitchen’s Ihsan Gurdal — are waging a campaign to raise awareness about cheese origins, cheese integrity and cheese abuse.
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.
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.
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.”