Elizabeth Ross has been The Takeaway’s WGBH producer since January 2010. She frequently develops contributions to the show from WGBH’s national television productions, including Frontline and NOVA, and the WGBH newsroom.
Elizabeth was previously a producer for PRI’s The World. One of her favorite assignments was traveling to Havana with The World’s anchor to produce the "Cuba Stories" series, which included a report about efforts by American and Cuban preservationists to save Ernest Hemingway's former Cuban home.
Elizabeth began her journalism career in the United Kingdom as a BBC Regional News Trainee, and produced a variety of television and radio news programs, and documentaries in Wales. She has worked as a producer at the BBC World Service for East Asia Today and a freelance producer and reporter for BBC Radio 4's The World Tonight. Elizabeth also did a stint with the Far East Broadcasting Company in Manila, Philippines, where she produced and presented a radio newsmagazine show and an educational travel series. You can contact Elizabeth at Elizabeth_Ross [at] wgbh [dot] org.
In a pilot program called “Outdoors Rx,” doctors write prescriptions for kids to participate in outdoor activities, in an effort to promote better health and prevent chronic illness.
This Sunday is the preliminary deadline for Iran and the U.S. to reach an agreement on scaling back Iran's nuclear program. With just days left, Secretary of State John Kerry says that although "tangible progress" has been made, after six months of talks, "very real gaps" remain.
The brains behind the 2014 and 2016 elections are hard at work figuring out how best to harness the latest and greatest technology to help their candidates win. So what high-tech tools can you expect to be targeted with?
Summer is prime time for the tick-borne illness; some 300,000 people contract it every year. But a regulatory loophole means the market for Lyme disease tests is unreliable — and highly lucrative.
Dozens of former paramilitaries involved in Northern Ireland's so-called Troubles thought their interviews with the Boston College oral history project were confidential. But earlier this year police used material from the project as grounds to arrest Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams in connection with a 1972 murder.
Ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau recently wrapped up his record-breaking underwater expedition, Mission 31. Cousteau lived and worked more than sixty feet underwater for 31 days aboard the world’s only undersea laboratory: the Aquarius Reef Base in the Florida Keys. Cousteau’s mission honored the pioneering work of his famous grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, who led a similar undersea expedition 50 years ago aboard another underwater habitat called Conshelf II, in the Red Sea.
Although a century has passed since the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was fatally shot and WWI was triggered, we’re still grappling with the consequences today. How one death irrevocably changed the nature of conflict, peace, and international relations.
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The ultra-competitive world of youth sports can lead to fatigue, burnout, and sometimes injury, for young athletes.
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A Boston-based startup is trying to attract 20-somethings to classical music. Groupmuse offers students and young professionals a chance to listen to live classical music performances in relaxed house party settings, including their own homes.
In the days before the nation's first election since American withdrawal, Iraqis have continued to face deadly violence. The election is being held amid tight security provided by hundreds of thousands troops and police.
The FBI has been coercing Muslims living in the United States to spy on other Muslims by threatening to put or keep them on the federal no-fly list.
On the one-year anniversary of the Boston bombing, he talks about the city's response and how the tragic event affected his leadership.
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Two members of the Mass General Emergency Response Fund Team discuss their efforts to help victims last year, and their plans to run in this year's marathon for the first time.
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has run in the Boston Marathon 18 times, but will be sitting this year's race out to focus on security. He reflects back on last year's attack and how the city is preparing for the 2014 race.
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To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Takeaway Host John Hockenberry broadcasts from our partner WGBH in Boston and considers what lessons might be learned from the city's strength and resilience in the wake of last year’s attack.