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.
Both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders supporters often cite frustration as a key factor in choosing their respective candidates. The commonalities between these voting groups, which sit on opposite ends of the political spectrum, are striking and a bit ironic.
We speak with a group of independent voters in New Hampshire to learn what issues matter most to them ahead of the upcoming primaries.
U.S. officials are partnering with the U.N. to set up processing centers in Central America where migrants can apply for refugee status before attempting to come to the U.S.
As the Department of Homeland Security conducts large scale raids to deport those who have illegally crossed the southern border, many — whether they have received final removal orders or not — are fearful.
“The Bella Bond thing, that is about as big a tragedy as anything I think we faced this year,” Gov. Charlie Baker said in year-end conversation.
We speak with a longtime Charlestown resident about her concerns, and take those concerns to a Wynn executive for a response.
Fewer than 100 Syrian refugees have been resettled in Massachusetts since 2011, with the largest share in Worcester. But the Syrian community in Worcester is bigger than these new arrivals alone, with roots stretching back generations.
Massachusetts voters have conflicting feelings when it comes to Syrian refugees and their vetting by the U.S. government, our survey found.
Austin Blackmon — Boston’s own chief of environment, energy and open spaces — will represent the city at the U.N. climate talks as it’s recognized for its community engagement work when it comes to curbing climate change.
Simon Henshaw, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for the State Department’s population, refugees and migration bureau, says “we have the tightest system” for refugee resettlement acceptance into the U.S.
“I want people to really treasure this place,” new MFA director Matthew Teitelbaum told 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.
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.