Shannon joined WBUR as a freelance producer at Radio Boston. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts and moved to the other side of the continent, to Vancouver, to earn her master of journalism degree from the University of British Columbia in 2012. She spent some years working in the private nonprofit world before transitioning to journalism. She has worked overseas on health care and education projects in the Dominican Republic and in Haiti. Her public media experience includes work as a freelance reporter, producer and photographer for New Hampshire Public Radio.
A strong lifeline between a rural farming community in El Salvador and the island has led many immigrants to the vacation mecca in search of work and a safe place to call home.
Facing gang threats, Lisette and her daughter left El Salvador in June, hoping for asylum in America. In early October, they made it to Boston. We trace their long journey.
BOSTON — There’s perhaps no other neighborhood that best represents Mayor Thomas Menino’s vision as the “Urban Mechanic” than Roxbury’s Dudley Square.
BOSTON — Commander Sean Kearns says the feeling of taking the USS Constitution underway sends “chills” “up and down [his] spine.” He’ll take the warship out for one final sail before she is moved to dry dock to begin renovations scheduled to take up to three years.
BOSTON — As judges in Denver hear a backlog of asylum cases for immigrants being held in New Mexico, Framingham lawyer Kira Gagarin is representing detainees who hope to reunite with family in Boston.
BOSTON — A new study finds that women who have children face an average 4 percent pay cut per child, while men often make more money.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. — A group of New England schools is looking beyond the classroom for different ways to gauge learning. Plymouth North and South are in that group.
STRATHAM, N.H. — A series of uncharacteristic missteps have hampered Brown, causing some to wonder if the Republican U.S. Senate Primary in New Hampshire, now less than a month away, is more competitive than it might appear.
BOSTON — Greg Miner, who runs a one-boat charter fishing company, says one of the biggest draws for his customers is to “experience the feeling of being surrounded by the city on the level with the water.”
BOSTON — We speak with three area college students — two females and a male — about the issue.
BOSTON — Documentary filmmakers Shelia Canavan and Michael Chandler say when they arrived in Washington to begin filming in 2012, they were struck by the demeanor of Rep. Frank, who was then in his final term.