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Elizabeth Ross

Associate Producer, WGBH

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.

Elizabeth Ross appears in the following:

Breaking the Silence: How America Can Confront the Sins of the Past

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

This week, President Obama will become the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima since the U.S dropped the atomic bomb, but he won't be apologizing for the destruction we inflicted.

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'Genealogy Roadshow' Helps Everyday People Map Family Trees

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The co-host of PBS's "Genealogy Roadshow" shares some advice for those interested in starting genealogical research.

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Restorative Radio Project Transports Prisoners Home

Monday, May 16, 2016

For more than a decade, a community radio station in Kentucky has aired the program "Calls from Home," which broadcasts messages that families have left for incarcerated loved ones.

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Leicester City Football Club: This Underdog Soccer Team Could Win Big

Friday, April 29, 2016

Leicester City Football Club once faced odds of 5,000 to 1 to win the English Premier League, but the soccer club could become champions for the first time this weekend.

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Finding Humor in the 2016 Election

Friday, April 15, 2016

Boston-based comedian and commentator Jimmy Tingle shares his humorous insights into the 2016 presidential race.

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With Power and Influence, This Corporate Dynasty Built America

Friday, March 25, 2016

In “The Profiteers: Bechtel and the Men Who Built the World," journalist Sally Denton chronicles the rise of the one of the largest privately held corporations in the world.

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Obama Forges New Path Forward With Historic Cuba Visit

Monday, March 21, 2016

President Obama is making a historic visit to Havana, Cuba. It has been almost 90 years since the last American president in office, Calvin Coolidge, visited the island back in 1928.

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Easter Rising Centennial Reveals Lessons from a Violent Past

Friday, March 18, 2016

Nearly 100 years ago, some 1,600 Irish nationalists rose up against British rule. Here, we explore America's role in the movement that eventually led to Ireland's independence.

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Classroom Collision: This Program Gets Scientists to Teach Kids Science

Thursday, March 17, 2016

What happens when you send real scientists into the classroom? Student attitudes and aptitudes get a whole lot better, according to the founder of "Science from Scientists".

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Early Warning System Makes Famine Easy to Predict, But Not Prevent

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Officials have been warning about food insecurity in parts of the Horn of Africa for almost a year, but international donors been slow to respond to the crisis.

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Despite the Sting of Super Tuesday, Sanders Camp Stays Hopeful

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

On Super Tuesday, Hillary Clinton secured a number of major victories in the race for the Democratic nomination. But supporters of Bernie Sanders aren't ready to give up yet.

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Iranian Culture and Entrepreneurship Soars

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

PRI The World Host Marco Werman and reporter Matthew Bell recently returned from a seven day trip to Tehran. They found a cosmopolitan city and some contrasting feelings toward the U.S.

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A Small Town’s Advice for a Big City’s Plastic Water Bottle Ban

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Want to introduce a plastic water bottle ban in your town? The residents of Concord, Massachusetts have some advice for you. 

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Fighting the Zika Virus on the Front Lines in Brazil

Thursday, February 18, 2016

A report from São Paulo, where teams of public health workers are going door-to-door to talk to residents about Zika virus prevention. 

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The End of Average

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Developmental milestones for babies, standardized tests, and IQ scores measure us against averages. But do they tell us anything about individuals? Does an "average" person exist?

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Understanding Our Changing Universe

Friday, February 12, 2016

Whether it's ripples in the fabric of spacetime or evidence of a new planet, our understanding of the universe is changing once again. 

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Muslim Reform Movement Struggles for an Inclusive Islam

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

A group of American Muslims, including journalist and activist Asra Nomani, recently launched an initiative to counter the ideology of radical Islam, called the Muslim Reform Movement.

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Epic Rescue at Sea Recreated for Hollywood Film

Friday, January 29, 2016

Hollywood loves its heroes, and the latest Disney movie—based on the true story of one of the Coast Guard's most courageous rescue missions—fits the bill.   

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From Gang Life to Life on Campus

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

In Boston, an educational nonprofit is helping former gang members and convicted felons get into community college, and attempting to transform a troubled neighborhood in the process. 

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Your Guide to The Weirdest Places in the U.K.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Author Bill Bryson discusses his latest guidebook to all the odd places that appear on maps of the United Kingdom.

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