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.
Even in states where it is legal, a federal directive stipulates that VA providers cannot recommend the use of medical marijuana. That means veterans like Scott Murphy and Kenneth MacIntosh have to get it from outside private clinics.
Mike Stanton, a former Providence Journal reporter who covered Cianci, joined WBUR’s All Things Considered to remember the “Prince of Providence.”
Marvin Minsky, who helped found the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and designed several tools that shaped the world of robotics, died last weekend in Boston. He was 88.
Bill Aulet, managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, says he can’t overstate the importance of the move.
General Electric has chosen Boston as the new site for its corporate headquarters. We get reaction from Scott Kirsner, The Boston Globe’s innovation columnist.
Ahmad Alkhalaf lost family members and his arms in bombings in Syria. Now he and his father are in Massachusetts on medical visas. Ahmad wrote a letter asking Obama to help the children still left in Syria, which got the attention of U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton.
The event is designed to get members of the public who may not know much about Islam — beyond the headlines — to learn about the faith practiced by about one-fifth of the world’s population.
Since the Boston Homes for the Brave program launched in July 2014, 533 homeless veterans who were in emergency shelters have been placed in permanent housing, according to the city.
Cuddy defines presence, the focus of her new book, as “knowing who you are and being able to access that when you most need to.”
Not since Isabella Stewart Gardner herself has one person so affected the contours of the museum and its culture.
More than 300 mayors from Paris to Providence have signed on to a campaign against anti-Semitism that was launched by Newton Mayor Setti Warren.
Chris Galdieri, an assistant professor of politics at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, joins WBUR’s All Things Considered to discuss our latest poll on the Republican primary race in New Hampshire.
All this year, WBUR’s Lynn Jolicoeur has been reporting on a public health problem that’s pervasive yet seldom makes headlines: suicide.
“I think the most effective [tool to prevent suicide] is educating the public that suicide is a public health issue, that it is largely preventable,” said Alan Holmlund, of the Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The elite pediatric hospital says it needs to put a new clinical building on the site of the cherished garden.
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.
Some history is coming back to life on Martha’s Vineyard this summer.
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.