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Elizabeth Ross

Associate Producer, WGBH

Elizabeth Ross appears in the following:

Geena Davis on Gender, Media, and Perception

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Academy Award-winning-actor Geena Davis founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media to improve gender portrayals in children's media. The institute's newest project, in partnership with the Independent Television Service, is a series of short videos titled "Guess Who," which challenge kids' assumptions about gender roles.

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Oklahoma City Tornado: 200 M.P.H. Winds, EF-4 on Fujita Scale

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

While Midwesterners see tornadoes almost every spring, few twisters leave the magnitude of damage that yesterday's tornado dropped on Moore, Oklahoma. Dozens are dead, untold numbers are injured, and damage is likely to be in the billions of dollars. 

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Devastating Tornado Rips Through Oklahoma City

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A huge tornado tore through parts of Oklahoma City Monday, killing many and injuring hundreds. The tornado is said to have produced winds of 200 M.P.H. that leveled buildings and whole neighborhoods. Among the buildings damaged were two elementary schools, including the Plaza Towers Elementary School in the suburb of Moore, which was full of children at the time the tornado struck. 

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Tornadoes Tear Through the Midwest

Monday, May 20, 2013

A huge storm swept through swaths of the Midwest this weekend creating tornadoes that touched ground in Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma. Rachel Hubbard is associate director at KOSU in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the first tornado touched down about a half mile from her house.

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Implementing the Affordable Care Act in Massachusetts

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Renee Landers, professor of law at Suffolk University in Massachusetts and faculty director for the health and biomedical concentration there, shares her knowledge about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Massachusetts and how it compares to the health reforms that took place back in 2006.

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Is Angelina Jolie's Medical Choice Available to All Women?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

In an op-ed piece for our partner The New York Times, actress and director Angelina Jolie announced that she recently underwent a double mastectomy after learning that she is a carrier of the BRCA1 breast cancer gene and was at high risk for developing the disease. Is her choice one that is available to all women? 

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on the Boston Marathon Attack and Investigation

Friday, May 10, 2013

Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick reflects on the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings and the first Congressional hearing on the attack.

 

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What it Might Take to Reinvent the Wheel

Thursday, May 09, 2013

The bicycle may not have changed much over the years, but Kara Miller, host of WGBH’s “Innovation Hub” has been speaking with graduate students at the M.I.T Media Lab about their cutting edge ideas for transforming bikes and biking. 

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String of Attacks in Pakistan Leading up to Election

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

With elections coming up this Saturday in Pakistan, the country has been rocked this week with blasts aimed at disrupting the electoral process. Yesterday, a bomb attack targeted an Islamist Party candidate in northwest Pakistan. He survived but five others were killed and many wounded. Monday saw the deadliest attacks in the run up to the elections when a suicide bomber targeted an election rally killing 25.

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Three Cleveland Women Missing for Years Found Alive

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Yesterday, three missing women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, missing since 2003, 2004 and 2002, respectively, were found alive in a house on Cleveland's West Side. The women were apparently kidnapped and held for years as prisoners.

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A Royal Example

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

This week, the beloved Dutch Queen Beatrix abdicated her throne to make room for her son, Willem-Alexander. In a ceremony outside the royal palace attended by tens of thousands of people, the Queen ended her 33-year reign. What makes the Dutch monarchy so special? We take a closer look at a monarchy that remains relevant in the modern day.

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Hope that the Tragedy in Bangladesh Will Inspire Change

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

History is being made in the nation of Bangladesh this week. In response to the garment factory collapse last week, representatives from major retailers convened in Frankfurt, Germany to discuss what can be done to improve factory safety. Novelist M. T. Anderson recently wrote about the cyclical, unregulated, nature of the industry in an op-ed piece for our partner The New York Times.

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ADHD or Sleep Deprivation?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder now affects 11 percent of school-aged children.  At the same time, it's been found that kids are getting at least an hour less of sleep now than they were a hundred years ago.  Vatsal Thakkar, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, argues that hyperactivity could be caused by sleep deprivation.

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What Next for Gun Control Advocates?

Monday, April 29, 2013

A longtime proponent of stricter gun laws, New York Representative Carolyn McCarthy considers how the effort to push for tougher gun regulations is likely to move forward, after the Senate defeated several proposed gun control measures earlier this month.

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The Art and Science of the Public Comeback

Friday, April 12, 2013

Anthony Weiner is not the only public figure who has recently tried to clean-up his image and restore his career. Earlier this month, as Tiger Woods reclaimed his number one World Golf Ranking spot, Nike published an ad with a photo of woods captioned: “Winning takes care of everything.” Around the same time, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford marked his return to politics, winning a sixteen-way Republican primary for a congressional seat in South Carolina's 1st District. This all as fallen cycling superstar Lance Armstrong announced plans to compete in a masters swim meet in Austin. Dorie Clark, “Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future” describes the ethics, etiquette and personal branding strategies of image rehabilitation.

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On the Ground in South Korea

Friday, April 12, 2013

After a week of aggressive threats from North Korea, Pyongyang continues to warn of an imminent missile test, possibly on Monday, the birthday of Kim Il-sung, the late founder of North Korea. This week, the BBC’s Dan Damon has been hosting his program "World Update" from South Korea. Dan traveled to the banks of the Imjin River, at the border between North and South where he found a range of perspectives on Peninsula’s conflict.

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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dead at 87

Monday, April 08, 2013

According to her spokesman, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died of a stroke this morning at 87. She served at the head of the Conservative party from 1979 to 1990. She was the first female prime minster. 

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Syrian Opposition Leader on Fight to Overthrow Assad

Monday, April 08, 2013

The Syrian opposition has a new alliance which has broad international support, but it has struggled to establish effective leadership and overcome internal divisions.

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Dementia Is Getting Really, Really Expensive

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Think about this: Nearly 15 percent of people aged 71 or older, about 3.8 million people, have dementia. By 2040, that number will balloon to 9.1 million people. And costs are expected to rise accordingly.

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The United Nations Approves Global Arms Control Treaty

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

On Tuesday the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to approve a first of its kind global arms trade treaty. Republican Senators and at least one Democrat immediately condemned the treaty, calling it a "non-starter" and vowing to oppose Senate ratification. And without ratification, it's just another piece of paper.

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