Elizabeth Ross

Associate Producer, WGBH

Elizabeth Ross appears in the following:

A Map for Finding Our Fiscal Way

Friday, December 07, 2012

There are likely many images that spring to mind when considering the "fiscal cliff," but for the dean of Columbia Business School, Glenn Hubbard, the looming austerity crisis brings back memories of summer vacations in Ogunquit, Maine: a scenic coastal walk along a narrow path on a cliff. Hubbard says there is a safe way down the rocky path to reach the beach below, but you just need to find the right way to get there. Hubbard was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush. He explains why our system was set up to create a "fiscal cliff" in the first place.

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Life One Year After a Double-Hand Transplant

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Back in 2002, Richard Mangino lost both his forearms and part of his legs after contracting a bloodstream infection. Last year, he received two new hands in a 12-hour transplant operation performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Bohdan Pomahac was the leader of Mangino’s transplant team.


Widespread Corruption Uncovered at Kabul Bank

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

According to our partner The New York Times, hundreds of millions of dollars from the Kabul Bank were spirited out of country — some smuggled in airline food trays — to foreign bank accounts. Matt Rosenberg is in Kabul for our partner The New York Times. He's seen all 277 pages of the official audit.


Ken Burns on the Generation that Survived The Dust Bowl

Friday, November 16, 2012

In his latest film, "The Dust Bowl," director Ken Burns shares the stories of those who survived one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in American history and considers whether the crisis could happen again, in a region heavily dependent on the waters of the Ogallala Aquifer which have been rapidly depleted.

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The Looming Crisis of the Fiscal Cliff

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

If Congress fails to pass a deficit reduction deal before 2013, automatic spending cuts and tax increases will go into effect on the first of the year sending the United States off the so-called 'fiscal cliff.' William Cohan, former investment banker, discusses the looming debt crisis and what the president should do about it.


Obama Wins a Second Term

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

After months of campaigning and over a billion dollars spent, Mitt Romney faced defeat last night from his headquarters in Boston. Despite his loss, Romney insisted that the principles of his campaign endure. Jared Bowen, reporter at WGBH, was at Romney Headquarters last night. Todd Zwillich, our Washington correspondent, was covering the Obama victory from Chicago.

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Confusion in Florida's Early Voting

Monday, November 05, 2012

In Florida, there has been some confusion and a little chaos over early voting in Miami-Dade County. Yesterday, voters lined up outside the Miami Dade elections office in Doral. They'd been told earlier in the day by the Elections Department that they would be able to cast absentee ballots in person. Phil Latzman, a senior anchor and host with our affiliate station WLRN, explains.


Senate Races to Watch: Massachusetts and Virginia

Thursday, November 01, 2012

As election day quickly approaches, the nation’s attention has been glued to Governor Romney, President Obama, and most recently Hurricane Sandy. But this November, contentious races in the Senate will also produce lasting effects on the power balance in Washington. Adam Reilly is covering the senate race in Massachusetts for WGBH and Wes Hester is covering the Virginia senate race for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.


Congressman Frank Pallone Surveys Damage to His New Jersey District

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has devastated New Jersey, particularly areas along the coast. Congressman Frank Pallone explains how his district, on the Jersey Shore, is faring.


Times Correspondent C.J. Chivers on Reporting from Inside Syria

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

C.J. Chivers, correspondent for our partner The New York Times, has just returned from a reporting trip in Syria. He followed a group of Syrian rebels and the development of military tactics, including the booby trapping of ammunition, while he was there.

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Mecca and the Modern Day Hajj

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Every year between two and three million Muslims converge on the city of Mecca for the hajj. The annual religious pilgrimage is one of the pillars of Islam. The hajj begins this week and author Basharat Peer reflects on his experience of going on the hajj last year.

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How Much Do Our Genes Influence Our Votes?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

It is two weeks until election day and the presidential candidates, their campaigns, and their supporters have invested huge amounts of time and money to win our votes, but what ultimately sways us to pick one candidate over another? An increasing numbers of political scientists are considering the notion that our voting patterns may be influenced by genetics, as well as our environment. Kara Miller is the host of WGBH’s Innovation Hub.

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Meningitis Death Toll Reaches 23

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A meningitis outbreak has sickened nearly 300 people and killed 23, but it turns out that this isn't the first time that this kind of outbreak has happened. Dr. John Perfect treated patients sickened in the 2002 outbreak.

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Candidates Request No Follow-Ups in Town-Hall Style Debate

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

As the candidates prepare to face off again tonight in the second presidential debate, there is actually something the two men finally agree on: the format. Tonight's debate at Hofstra University is town-hall style, meaning all questions come from the audience. The campaigns have also agreed that the moderator, Candy Crowley, will not be allowed ask follow-up questions.

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How Race Factors Into Our Political Leanings

Thursday, October 11, 2012

With the debate over Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage still looming, WGBH's Phillip Martin got to thinking about some deeper questions about ethnicity and racial identity and how they factor into our political leanings.

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NOVA Science Show Considers What Makes Us Human

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

David Pogue, technology columnist for The New York Times, talks about his new Nova Science Now series which explores a number of big scientific questions including: What makes us human?

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The Choice 2012: Incumbent or Challenger?

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

A new two-hour biography about the lives of the former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama examines their childhoods and their early struggles to launch their political careers. The new FRONTLINE documentary is an extensive effort to better understand the men competing for the presidency in 2012.

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Don't Mention It: Patriot Act

Thursday, October 04, 2012

How did this hot issue become a non-issue? Has the country forgotten about the Patriot Act? Or do the candidates just hope that we have? Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University's School of Law takes a closer look as part of The Takeaway's Don't Mention It Series.

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Teaching Blind Children to 'See' With Their Ears

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old, but he has been able to lead a very active life and enjoys hobbies such as hiking and mountain-biking. To navigate, Kish uses tongue-clicks and listens to their echoes to create an image in his mind of the physical world around him.

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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Takeaway speaks with the former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, at the eighth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City.

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