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Curt Nickisch

Business & Technology Reporter, WBUR

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.

Curt is also currently a M.B.A. candidate at Boston University. He previously earned an M.S. in Journalism from South Dakota State University and a B.A. from the University of Utah.

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.

Recent stories

Improved, But South Boston’s Andrew Square Seeks More

September 11, 2013
Peter Szyjka says when he started his law firm on Dorchester Avenue eight years ago, the neighborhood looked a lot different. “There was no flower pots. There was no greenery. There was no nice grid on the crosswalks.” (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

BOSTON — Andrew Square has made strides, but it’s maybe the part of South Boston that has changed the least during Mayor Thomas Menino’s tenure. Residents there are seeking safer streets and more development.

More Kerouac Than Corporate: Harvard MBA Road Trip Coaches Businesses Across America

August 20, 2013
A collection of MBAs Across America's Instagram photos from their road trip. (Courtesy)

BOSTON — This summer, four Harvard MBA candidates took their skills on the road to places such as Detroit, Albuquerque and New Orleans, where they consulted for small businesses for free.

Boston-Based Startup Aereo Challenges Cable TV System

August 16, 2013
Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of Aereo, holds one of the company's antennas. When you subscribe to the service, you’re basically renting one of these antennas, using the Internet as the cord, and using a cloud server like an online DVR. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)

BOSTON — WCVB-TV is suing Aereo, a service that streams broadcast channels over the Internet, accusing the startup of being a freeloader. But that’s not stopping Aereo’s plans to expand to new markets.

Prospective Owner Henry Visits Boston Globe

August 05, 2013

BOSTON — John Henry visited The Boston Globe, after agreeing to buy it this weekend.

MIT Report Finds School Remained Neutral In Swartz Case

July 31, 2013

BOSTON — But some believe the university should have done more to persuade federal prosecutors to take it easy on the Internet activist.

Boston Detective Demoted For Not Following Up On Evidence In Violent Attack

July 30, 2013

BOSTON — The detective did not follow up on a lead related to man now called a “person of interest” in the kidnapping and murder Amy Lord.

Boston Police Examine September Assault Linked To Alemany

July 27, 2013

BOSTON — Commissioner Ed Davis says police had probable cause to charge Edwin Alemany last year but never did.

Tests Ordered For Man Charged In 2 South Boston Attacks

July 26, 2013

BOSTON — Edwin Alemany, who is charged with two attacks around the time of Amy Lord’s kidnapping and murder, will undergo a psychiatric evaluation before being arraigned.

Business Is Hot For Mass. Cooling Companies

July 19, 2013
EnerNOC executive Mark Potter monitors power usage at his South Boston company on Friday. (Curt Nickisch/WBUR)

BOSTON — Local cooling companies had to earn their keep on the summer’s hottest day.

How Southie Has Changed Since Bulger’s Days

July 18, 2013
South Boston, seen here last month, is much changed since crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger first rose to power. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

BOSTON — When the FBI brought “Whitey” Bulger back to his old stomping grounds of South Boston to be tried in federal court, he must have done a double take.

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