Lynn Jolicoeur is the field producer for WBUR’s All Things Considered. In that role, she researches, produces, writes and edits feature stories and interview segments for the signature evening news program. She also reports for the station’s various local news broadcasts and previously worked as a freelance producer for the national shows Here & Now and On Point.
Prior to joining WBUR, Lynn worked as a television news reporter and anchor for eighteen years. Her career took her to four stations in the Midwest and New England, most recently Boston’s WCVB-TV. While working for a station in Ohio, she was the only local television journalist to report from the scene of the Oklahoma City bombing. In Connecticut, her investigative stories resulted in amendments to two state laws protecting consumers and crime victims, and indirectly led to the value of a major credit card company’s stock plummeting $3 billion in one day.
Lynn is the winner of numerous journalism awards, including a Boston/New England regional Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in News Reporting. She obtained a journalism degree from Boston University.
Outside the world of news, Lynn has two very fun “gigs.” She is a singer, fronting her own band that performs jazz and pop music at clubs, restaurants, and functions; and she is the mother of twins. She and her children live in the MetroWest area.
The death of Joseph Feaster Jr.’s son, who died by suicide in 2010, caused the Boston father to dedicate his time toward raising awareness of and fighting stigmas around mental illness.
Until the last year or so, the experiences of suicide attempt survivors were largely excluded from suicide prevention work.
The alarming increase in suicides in Bristol County — most of them among middle-aged men — is leading suicide prevention advocates to team up with the district attorney to get out the word that there is help.
In the wake of the disappearance and ultimate recovery of two valuable Dürer and Rembrandt prints, Boston Public Library is stepping up its effort to digitize its vast collections.
Some history is coming back to life on Martha’s Vineyard this summer.
The governor met with Plymouth officials Tuesday afternoon to discuss the crisis, which has led to 140 heroin overdoses so far this year in Plymouth — 10 of them fatal.
Jamie Neal, a stand-out student and athlete, was 21 when she took her own life. Suicide had become her desperate attempt to escape not only mental illness, but sexual assault and drug addiction.
With suicide the second-leading cause of death for people of college age, many schools are trying to determine what additional steps they can take to try prevent suicide among students.
MIT is not the only higher education institution to struggle with suicide clusters. But the school and its students, widely considered among the world’s most elite, are taking some very open steps to confront the problem.
Dispensaries will now be licensed in a process similar to that used for pharmacies.
A state program on Boston’s Long Island that housed 14- to 19-year-old males sent there by juvenile courts closed in August amid allegations workers mistreated the young clients.
A program at Crittenton Women’s Union in Boston is helping women write their own memoirs as a form of healing.
A new public health campaign in Massachusetts is using some unique approaches to try to reduce suicide among men.
With heroin overdose deaths skyrocketing in Massachusetts, the head of the state police is calling for authorities to take a relatively new step to help stem the crisis.
We speak with Dr. Tom Insel about the state of research into and understanding of suicide.
In the latest story in our series, we examine what researchers are doing to try to prevent suicide.
The new policies say correction officers will not conduct patdowns if it appears an underwire bra is setting off a metal detector.
Suffolk Law professor Chris Dearborn says admitting guilt and not cross examining victims on the stand is not an unusual defense strategy for a death penalty case.
UTEC is part drop-in center, part school, part counseling and mentoring, part vocational training and social justice advocating, part cafe. But most of those involved say what UTEC really is is a family.
Warren is nominated in the Spoken Word category of the Grammys for her audio book “A Fighting Chance.”
Charlie Chieppio has written extensively about the MBTA and told WBUR the transit agency has some big problems that the Baker administration is going to have to deal with.
Drug use in Massachusetts and the state’s addiction epidemic is something a Raynham woman hopes President Obama will discuss in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
“Christmas In Harvard Square,” by the St. Paul’s Choir School, is near the top of the classical Billboard chart.
In 1965 in Selma, Alabama, news cameras captured police using tear gas and billy clubs on civil rights demonstrators. Now that story is being told on the big screen for the first time.
Robert Crowe is one of the very few male sopranos singing professionally worldwide.
WBUR’s Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with actress Kate Burton — from the hit TV shows “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” — about her role in the Huntington Theatre’s current production.
With the Massachusetts Inspector General expected to release his report on the state drug lab crisis any day now, a local doctor is part of a new national effort to reform forensic testing.
Legendary jazz pianist Herbie Hancock talks about his role as Harvard University’s 2014 Norton Professor of Poetry, and muses on life.
An unusual theater event is happening in the Boston area this weekend: “Stories Without Roofs,” a collection of writings by homeless people performed by professional actors, singers and dancers.
BU’s Marsh Chapel Choir temporarily ditches its traditional church music to sing with the Rolling Stones.