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.
“It’s good to be home…and I don’t mean Vulcan,” Nimoy told WBUR last year.
In an effort to lift Boston’s snow-weary spirits the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is offering free admission all-day Thursday, Sept. 26.
A retrospective featuring 175 works by Parviz Tanavoli, one of Iran’s most well-known contemporary artists, is at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum.
“Restoring a Legacy: Rothschild Family Treasure” is an exhibit featuring 186 works seized by Nazi forces in 1938. The exhibit, which includes rare art and jewelry, will run from March 1 until June 21 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Despite winter’s attempts to thwart turnout, Boston’s Sci-Fi Film Festival producer Garen Daly says he will be ready for dedicated fans to come out to Somerville Theatre for the festival’s biggest event Sunday.
Comedian Bill Cosby’s two shows at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston were canceled Sunday, with a sign outside the Wilbur blaming the weather.
A former fashion model and actress is claiming Bill Cosby made sexual advances and lewd gestures toward her on the set of “The Cosby Show.” Cosby abruptly cancelled back-to-back comedy shows at the nearby Wilbur Theater where demonstrators threatened to rally.
The group A Far Cry — a unique, classical string ensemble based in Jamaica Plain — is up for a Grammy Award.
Natalie Shelton, a timpanist and monkey trainer, is one of about 100 amateur musicians set to perform together on Boston’s Symphony Hall stage Saturday.
Bundled up fans lined the streets and climbed up snow banks to get a better view of Amy Poehler as she led a parade through Harvard Square before claiming her golden pudding pot at a ceremony and “roast.”
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.
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.
Fifty-four years after the publication of his seminal memoir, “Night,” the Holocaust survivor, now 85, asks: “Haven’t we learned anything?”
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.
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.”