George Hicks has produced scores of hour-long documentaries, multi-part reporter series and special broadcasts for WBUR, as well as multimedia stories for WBUR.org. His work with WBUR reporters has won the DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Journalism Award, the Overseas Press Club’s Lowell Thomas Award, and numerous national Edward R. Murrow Awards, among other honors.
George is the producer of The Checkup podcast for WBUR and Slate.com, which won the 2014 Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Podcast. He is also technical director for Open Source with Christopher Lydon.
Recent series for 90.9 WBUR and WBUR.org:
- “Brain Matters”
- “Digital Lives”
- “The Life Of Riley”
- “Living With Lyme”
- “Fade To Darkness: The Age of Alzheimers'”
Since 1997, George has served as technical director for WBUR & NPR’s The Connection, Car Talk, On Point, Only A Game, and more recently as field producer and reporter for Here & Now. Throughout, he has trained WBUR staff in broadcast production techniques, including field recording and digital audio editing. Earlier, George worked in music recording and production, live sound, sound design and audio for film/video. He has taught audio production at the college level.
Stories from WBUR’s Morning Edition:
- How Playing Music Affects The Developing Brain
- The Sounds Of A Manhunt
- MassArt Students Create Toys Big Enough For Elephants
Stories from Here & Now:
Strandbeests — wind-powered kinetic sculptures that were created by the Dutch artist Theo Jansen — strolled across Boston City Hall Plaza Friday afternoon.
A collection of speech excerpts from Mayor Menino from the last three decades.
Researchers in the burgeoning field of music neuroscience discuss the effects of music on brain development.
First responders to the Boston Marathon bombings received a 21-gun salute from the USS Constitution on its first voyage of the year.
Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston’s music therapy program involves the clinical use of music in a medical setting to accomplish therapeutic goals such as pain management, anxiety reduction and physical rehabilitation.