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Shannon Dooling

Morning Edition Field Producer, WBUR

Shannon Dooling joined WBUR as a freelance producer at Radio Boston and is now a field producer for WBUR’s Morning Edition. 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.

Recent stories

With Case Backlogs Rising, Immigration Courts Struggle To Protect The ‘Vulnerable’

March 22, 2016
Sarah Sherman-Stokes, a clinical teaching fellow at the Boston University Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, instructs a young client from El Salvador about his next appointment in immigration court. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

There’s a push to strengthen protections for immigrants with mental health issues in deportation cases. But so-called “vulnerable immigrants” in Boston immigration court are waiting on those safeguards.

‘March Is A Fickle Month’: A Spring Skiing Update From New Hampshire

March 11, 2016
Record temperatures this week have plenty of people packing up their winter gear and looking ahead to spring. But New England ski mountains are hoping folks keep their ski and snowboard gear handy for at least a few more weeks. (Courtesy of Tyler Walker/Waterville Valley Resorts)

Record temperatures in Boston this week had plenty of people packing up their winter gear and looking ahead to spring. But area ski mountains are hoping folks keep their gear handy for at least a few more weeks.

Is Winter Really Over? After Last Year, Many Say Bring On Spring

March 09, 2016
With temperatures forecast to be near 70, Wednesday may be a day to keep the shades on -- but ditch the scarf. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

“The difference between last year and this year is so enormous that that’s really what is so amazing,” WBUR meteorologist David Epstein says.

Local Researchers Shed Light On Climate Change And Crops

March 08, 2016

But a new study of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso — an emerging global leader in agricultural production — finds climate change is also affecting how much land people choose to farm and the number of crops they plant.

Moulton Calls For ‘Better Data’ As Fishermen Must Now Pay For At-Sea Monitor Costs

March 01, 2016

Fishing monitors were funded by the National Marine Fisheries Services, but the funds dried up.

Why Trump’s Republican Lead In Mass. Might Not Be A Surprise

February 26, 2016
A new poll shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at 40 percent support among likely GOP voters in Massachusetts. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

In the last few decades, Massachusetts has delivered liberal icons to the national stage, but now we might be ready to give Donald Trump one of his biggest wins yet in the Republican presidential primary contest.

Düsseldorf Mayor Describes How His City Has Handled Influx Of Migrants

February 22, 2016

In Germany, the city of Düsseldorf has absorbed more than 5,000 migrants in the last year from countries like Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Mass. Voters Volunteer Their Time In Hopes Of Making A Difference In The N.H. Primary

February 09, 2016
In a small state like New Hampshire, where over a dozen candidates were still running for president as of just a few weeks ago, where do you hang the "Help Wanted" sign for the many bodies you need to help you in your bid for the White House? Next door in Massachusetts of course, where we regularly produce campaign volunteers. Pictured here, volunteers make calls at the Clinton campaign field office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

The Massachusetts presidential primary might not get the national attention of New Hampshire’s, but that doesn’t mean Massachusetts voters can’t help influence the race.

Shaheen, Cushing Discuss Clinton, Sanders Campaigns In New Hampshire

February 08, 2016

A chunk of the fight on the Democratic side of the New Hampshire presidential primary plays out near Route 1 in Hampton, N.H., by the sea coast.

Why The Ground Game Matters For Presidential Candidates In New Hampshire

February 08, 2016
From left to right, Vivian Garrett, of Alabama, Linde Barrera, of New York, and William Paire, of West Virginia, stop in the parking lot outside of “Camp Cruz” before setting off for a day of canvassing. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

Answers to the remaining questions of the New Hampshire primary race might rest with the effectiveness of the candidates’ ground games, which are in high gear just one day before the race.

New MFA Director Wants Visitors To ‘See Themselves’

September 23, 2015
Matthew Teitelbaum, the new MFA director, stands in one of the museum's main hallways. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

“I want people to really treasure this place,” new MFA director Matthew Teitelbaum told WBUR.

With Super-Imposed Lyrics And Portraits, A New Pop-Up Exhibit Depicts Bob Dylan

September 17, 2015
Artist Lesley Schiff stands with one of her pieces that will be on display in the exhibit. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

“LIT: A Portrait of Bob Dylan By Lesley Schiff” is a multimedia interpretation of Bob Dylan’s extensive archive, premiering Sept. 18 as a pop-up museum exhibit in the new Van Ness building in the Fenway.

New Doc Follows Barney Frank’s Final Days In Congress

April 24, 2014
Rep. Barney Frank is surrounded by members of the media after announcing he will not seek reelection in 2012. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

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.

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