Elizabeth Ross

Associate Producer, WGBH

Elizabeth Ross appears in the following:

The Science of Decision-Making

Monday, January 12, 2015

Why do we struggle to keep even our best New Year’s resolutions? We delve into the latest research about the science of decision-making to find out.


Dirt Doesn't Hurt

Thursday, January 08, 2015

About 2 million Americans a year are infected with drug-resistant bacteria, but researchers have high hopes for a new antibiotic that uses bacteria found in our soils.

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Inside the Founding Fathers’ Time Capsule

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Revolutionary War patriots like Paul Revere stuffed this time capsule in 1795, making it our country's oldest. Last night, a Boston museum cracked it open. Hear what's inside.


Ukraine Tests Russia With Move Towards NATO

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Lawmakers in the Ukrainian parliament, along with the support of President Petro Poroshenko, have voted to drop its “non-aligned” status with the aim of eventually joining NATO.


In the Midst of World War I, a Christmas Truce

Monday, December 15, 2014

On December 24, 1914, in the midst of World War I, soldiers along the Western Front put down their weapons, left their trenches, and wished their enemies a Merry Christmas.

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How We Can Abolish Homelessness

Friday, December 12, 2014

Can you abolish homelessness?  According to the nation's former "homeless czar," the answer is a resounding yes. 

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South Africa 'Devastated' by Hostage Death

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

A look at how a failed rescue mission in Yemen left a South African teacher, who was set to be released, dead hours before gaining his freedom.


Al Qaeda Group Holds American Journalist Hostage

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has released a video of a man pleading for his life. The man in the video identifies himself as journalist Luke Somers.


Turkey: The Heart of Syria’s War & Refugee Crisis

Thursday, December 04, 2014

This week the United Nations World Food Program announced that it had been forced to suspend food vouchers to some 1.7 million Syrian refugees because of a lack of funding from donors. 


Democracy on Fire in Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A grand jury that was deliberating the fate of Ferguson officer Darren Wilson decided not to indict him for 18-year-old Michael Brown's shooting death.

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West African Musicians Battle Ebola

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Musicians from some of the West African countries most ravaged by Ebola have been raising awareness about the deadly virus through their songs.

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New Clashes Raise Tensions Between Israelis and Palestinians

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

This morning in Israel, two Palestinian assailants reportedly stormed a synagogue in West Jerusalem, killing at least four worshippers.

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Massachusetts Town Clashes Over First-in-Nation Ban on Tobacco Sales

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A town in central Massachusetts could be the first town in the U.S. to ban all tobacco sales.

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How the Borders of WWI Shape the Conflict in Iraq

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Boundaries created after WWI have led to many modern day conflicts, including the current struggle between Kurdish forces and the group that calls itself the Islamic State.  

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Mass Protests Over Mexico’s Missing Students

Friday, November 07, 2014

There have been mass protests in Mexico this week over the slow pace of an investigation of 43 missing student teachers in the southern state of Guerrero on September 26th.


Trouble Stirs For The Russian Economy

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Russia's economy is in trouble. Its currency—the ruble—has fallen to an all-time low. Against the dollar, the ruble is now 25 percent weaker than it was at the start of the year.

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Abbas: Closing Jerusalem Holy Site an Act of War

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Israeli government has closed Temple Mount—a holy site for both Jews and Muslims—which Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called an act of war.

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What’s in Store for a Generation of Unemployed Youth?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Young Americans haven't fared well in the wake of the financial crisis, with unemployment rates double the national average, but overseas the figures are much more daunting.


A Harmful Secret: Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When America entered Iraq in 2003, the government said there were weapons of mass destruction—information that was wrong. But a new report reveals a whole new layer of this story.

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SCOTUS Blocks Key Parts of Texas Abortion Law

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed a partial victory to abortion clinics in Texas. But this emotional and highly politicized legal battle is far from over.