Curt Nickisch serves as WBUR’s Business & Technology Reporter. He strives to tell the best tech, economy and financial stories in ways that both biz-savvy insiders and business neophytes find intriguing and informative.
His start in radio journalism began during Fulbright study in Europe, where he reported for Germany’s international broadcaster. He’s now a regular contributor to NPR and Marketplace. Curt has won various journalism honors, including national Edward R. Murrow and Scripps Howard Radio Awards.
The U.S. was unsuccessful in its bids to host the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. After choosing not to bid for the 2020 Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee is making a pitch for 2024. Reporter Curt Nickisch explains how four U.S. cities plan to wow the world — on the cheap.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — But after hearing pitches from Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles, the panel stopped short of choosing one of the four cities.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — On Tuesday, Mayor Marty Walsh and four other Bostonians are scheduled make their case to the United States Olympic Committee for Boston to host the 2024 Summer Games.
BOSTON — Four major Greater Boston institutions partner to create a signature city event on innovation and revolutionary ideas.
BOSTON — The drug giant Merck is buying Cubist Pharmaceuticals in Lexington for $9.5 billion.
BOSTON — New Hampshire native Charlie Davies scored the playoff goals that put New England through to the MLS Cup – capping an excruciating journey from a devastating car accident in 2009 back to the top of his game.
BOSTON — The Boston City Council appears to be moving toward some type of regulation for ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University is using new technology to bring back old sound recordings of poets from the 20th century.
BOSTON — Bay State businesses and their trade organizations are welcoming the president’s action as a first step. But they say for a big economic impact, there’s no substitute for comprehensive immigration reform.
We hear from young Germans, from a 17-year-old who urges solidarity, to a 27-year-old who thinks the wall should be rebuilt.
On the 25th anniversary of the day the wall came down, Curt Nickisch of WBUR speaks to Germans about their memories of that time.
Schilkin is an East Berlin distillery with a long history. It’s finding economic salvation in the new spirit of Berlin.
BOSTON — The business and tech communities credit Tom Menino with a huge impact on shaping the Innovation District and boosting economic growth in the city.
BOSTON — As Bostonians say goodbye to their former longtime mayor, who passed away Thursday at 71, they’re working and living in a city that Thomas Menino helped shape — old neighborhoods and new developments alike.
BOSTON — Researchers at the Broad Institute in Cambridge plan to use Ted Stanley’s donation to catalog all the genetic variations that contribute to severe psychiatric disorders.
The on-demand car ride company is taking to the waters of Boston Harbor to try out water taxi service.
When the photo was snapped, the first rush had passed. The medical professionals didn’t know that another 24 patients were on their way.
BOSTON — The Republican potentially has a rare chance to get right back on the horse that bucked him off.
Sen. Scott Brown has filed legislation in the Senate that could change the way startups are funded.