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.
The incoming UMass president discusses the challenges he believes the university system faces and shares some of his strategies for overcoming them.
Images of those final chaotic days of the war are seared into the soldiers’ memories, and they each see reflections of their experiences in America’s military involvement today in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It was a day of contrasts in Ho Chi Minh City — the Reunification Day parade downtown, and a solemn ceremony honoring the last U.S. soldiers to die in the war.
Reunification Day marks the day the last American troops left Vietnam. But what does April 30 mean to the Vietnamese? It very much depends on whom you ask.
Charlie McMahon’s life in Woburn revolved around the local Boys Club. He was just 21 when he was killed in a rocket attack by the North Vietnamese the day before the Fall of Saigon.
Nearly a year after they died, the remains of the last two U.S. service members killed in the Vietnam War were finally turned over, not to the White House or the State Department, but to the office of Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Two of the last U.S. Marines to leave Vietnam have returned for a ceremony honoring the last Marines to die. We get their thoughts on the changes.
On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, four Massachusetts Marines detail the final evacuation of U.S. troops.
The first person killed in the war was Air Force TSgt. Richard Fitzgibbon Jr., of Stoneham, who died in 1956. In order to get his name on the wall, the Pentagon had to amend the official start date of the war.
Powerful winter storms can bring big waves — and those bring out the surfers.
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.