Elizabeth Ross

Associate Producer, WGBH

Elizabeth Ross appears in the following:

The Next Generation and COP21

Friday, November 27, 2015

The Paris climate change conference will be attended by youth delegations from around the world. What demands are the next generation making of those charged with cutting a new deal?


Can Paris Save The Planet?

Friday, November 27, 2015

At next week's landmark meeting in Paris, a guide to the challenges, the policies and the people that will make up a new global deal to tackle climate change  

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Radio Drama Humanizes Syrian Refugee Crisis

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Syrian refugee crisis may be overshadowed by politics in the U.S., but it is front and center in a new English version of a popular Arabic radio soap opera.

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Al Gore Says Big Money Rules Climate Change

Monday, November 09, 2015

Former Vice President Al Gore calls for action against climate change from his position as chairman of the Climate Reality Project. He will host a global day of action later this week. 

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Inside New England's Coastal Fish Crisis

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

In recent decades, overfishing has caused a decline in the types of fish that were once plentiful in New England. Now scientists say that climate change is also to blame.

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Using Crowdsourcing to Track the Next Viral Outbreak

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

An innovative global online monitoring system called HealthMap uses the power of the internet and crowdsourcing to detect and track emerging infectious diseases.

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The Minds, Magic, and Mischief Behind the MIT Media Lab

Monday, November 02, 2015

The legendary MIT Media Lab, responsible for everything from the electronic ink in e-readers to the technology behind the game Rock Band, is now celebrating its 30th birthday.

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An Innovative Approach to Food Waste

Monday, November 02, 2015

One advocate says reducing hunger isn't about higher food production, but about finding ways to save and redistribute food that has already been produced before it gets thrown out.


Afghanistan: A Bright Future or An Economic Wasteland?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

One Afghan presidential advisor sees economic opportunity in transportation, while the inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction sees a history of economic waste.


What Life Would Be Like if Jimmy Carter Won a Second Term

Thursday, October 01, 2015

President Jimmy Carter turns 91-years-old today. In honor of his birthday, we're imagining what the world would be like if the 39th president had won a second term.

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'Self and Soul': Searching for Idealism in Today's Modern World

Thursday, September 17, 2015

In our modern consumer driven society, the whims and the desires of the self may rule supreme—pushing aside the demands of the soul.  

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An Afghan Writer Wants To Return Home, But It Could Cost Him His Life

Friday, September 11, 2015

Qais Akbar Omar's memoir has been translated into more than 20 languages. But his outspoken criticism of Afghanistan's government has created problems for him and his family back in Kabul.


The Biggest Challenges Facing America and The World

Monday, September 07, 2015

From extreme poverty to inequality and climate change, The Takeaway explores how citizens and governments are acting to better the world in the 21st century.

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Brother of Charleston Victim Demands Real Change

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Malcolm Graham, the brother of Cynthia Graham Hurd, who was killed at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, says more needs to be done to address “growing racial problems.”

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Europe's Ambassador to U.S. on Greece’s Debt Crisis

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Emergency funding from European creditors have helped the country stay afloat for now, but Greece’s financial woes are far from over, and its future in the eurozone has been questioned.


Pope Recruits Mayors to Confront Human Trafficking, Climate Change

Thursday, July 23, 2015

What's the connection between human trafficking and climate change? This week Pope Francis invited mayors from cities around the globe to the Vatican to work on both issues.

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NASA’s New Horizons Mission Flies by Pluto

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

After nine and a half years, NASA’s New Horizons probe reached its destination today, hurtling past Pluto in a historic flyby at 7:49 a.m. ET.

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Secret Network Helps Women Escape ISIS

Monday, July 13, 2015

A secret underground network, which includes informants living within ISIS territory, is helping to rescue hundreds of Yazidi women and girls from captivity.


Tetris Could Help Patients Cope With PTSD

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Could Tetris be used to help people cope with PTSD? New evidence suggests that playing video games after traumatic events could be a useful form of therapy.

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Undecided: Greece’s Future in Europe

Monday, July 06, 2015

What does Greece's referendum decision mean for its future in Europe?