The summer tradition continues! New England Public Radio is proud to feature live concerts from Tanglewood every Sunday afternoon through August 16 on 88.5FM WFCR. The broadcast season begins Sunday, July 5, at 2:00 p.m. with the Boston Pops Orchestra featuring special guest, Bernadette Peters. All subsequent broadcasts begin at 2:30 p.m..
New England Public Radio reporter and Morning Edition host, Henry Epp, picked up a PRNDI Award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., an independent organization of public radio news directors. The 2014 Awards were announced June 27, at the organization’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City.
New England Public Radio reporter Karen Brown picked up a Miller Audio Award from the Missouri Review for her radio documentary, “Lance and Nina: A Story of Addiction and Redemption.” Brown told the emotional story of then 24 year old Lance Rice who was on a path to becoming another statistic in the heroin epidemic sweeping through rural Massachusetts until the night he robbed the house of Nina Rossi. That event set off an unlikely chain of recovery and friendship.
New England Public Radio has collected the personal stories of nearly 30 people from around the world who have made their new home in western New England. An extensive oral history project, Words in Transit: Bhutan to Springfield, Romania to Hartford, Palestine to Amherst, traverses continents and cultures to illuminate the many pathways leading to our small corner of the globe.
New England Public Radio has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for reporter Karen Brown’s radio documentary, Life After Stress: The Biology of Trauma and Resilience. The half-hour piece explores the factors that go into human resilience — a field of research that has taken off over the past decade. It’s told through a close-up story of two sisters in Massachusetts going through a tough adolescence, interspersed with scientific interviews and personal observations.
New England Public Radio will open a new bureau in Pittsfield this summer thanks to a generous gift from the Perles Family Foundation. The bureau is part of a partnership with Berkshire Community College and will be located at the college’s Intermodal Education Center in downtown Pittsfield. The $100,000 gift will fund the bureau, and a full-time Berkshire County reporter for three years.