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.
StoryCorps wants to turn living rooms across America into makeshift recording studios this Thanksgiving as part of a coast-to-coast oral history project they’re is calling “The Great Thanksgiving Listen.”
The doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners who signed the petition say they’ve been left out of the hospital’s decision to construct an 11-story clinical building on the site of the garden.
After the attacks in Paris Friday night, Gov. Charlie Baker is joining some other Republican governors who may try to block Syrian refugees from resettling in their states.
When the Boston-based music group formed, the term “world music” didn’t exist. Since then, the group of female vocalists and instrumentalists has traveled the world performing.
Boston is trying to end veteran homelessness by the end of the year. On Wednesday, the city hosted an event that brought several agencies into one room to help find housing for homeless veterans.
Though kiteboarders have fought the ban, refuge manager Libby Herland says the point of Monomoy and other refuges is to protect and conserve wildlife habitats.
Steve Mongeau, executive director of Samaritans, and Ken Lambert, who produced a documentary on the Boston-based group’s suicide outreach work, joined All Things Considered.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is going up against another branch of the financial services industry.
Marlin Collingwood is working to carry on the legacy of his late husband, who died by suicide last year, by teaching people how to be vocal, supportive caregivers for their depressed loved ones and how to talk openly about suicide.
Major western religions’ ideas of suicide as sinful or shameful have evolved, and many religious leaders now stress new approaches to supporting those suffering from depression.
State leaders, including Gov. Charlie Baker, are talking a lot about hydroelectric power.
We speak with Sheila Dillon, the city’s chief of housing who’s leading Mayor Marty Walsh’s ambitious plan to end chronic homelessness in the city by 2018.
He spoke with Bishop Christopher Coyne, the incoming chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Communications Committee, for his thoughts on the pope waiting until the end of his visit to address clergy sexual abuse survivors.
Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey, a lifelong Catholic, was there with his wife, as well as a 93-year-old Revere resident and her son.
The elite pediatric hospital says it needs to put a new clinical building on the site of the cherished garden.
Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University, says the ruling is a win for all players associations.
Since abortion became legal, voices for and against the procedure have been strong, but there’s one group routinely missing from the debate: medical professionals.
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.
Some history is coming back to life on Martha’s Vineyard this summer.
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.
A program at Crittenton Women’s Union in Boston is helping women write their own memoirs as a form of healing.
“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.