Elizabeth Ross

Associate Producer, WGBH

Elizabeth Ross appears in the following:

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?  


An Imam Responds to the Pope’s Encyclical on the Environment

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Takeaway talks with an imam about the environmental message he’s sending to his community during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Many Faiths, One Planet: How Jews Are Responding to the Pope’s Encyclical

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The Takeaway speaks with two rabbis who are encouraging the Jewish community to do more to confront climate change.

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Saving Expectant Mothers and Their Babies

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A team of biomedical engineering students believe they have the answer to reducing the number of maternal deaths in developing countries. 


Lessons From a Harvard-MIT Online Learning Experiment

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Drew Gilpin Faust, the president of Harvard, and Rafael Reif, the president of MIT, discuss the lessons they're still learning from their pioneering online venture: edX.

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Inside Greece’s Troubled Debt Negotiations

Friday, June 12, 2015

Yesterday, the International Monetary Fund called off its latest round of negotiations with Greece over its crippling debt. We look at what's ahead for Greece.

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STEM Jobs Are Scarce for Recent Grads

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

There are more students and recent graduates with college degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math than there are STEM jobs, a new report finds.

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Massive Lawsuit Exposes Cancer Charity Fraud

Thursday, May 21, 2015

In one of the largest charity fraud cases in history, four cancer charities are accused of spending nearly $200 million in donations on goods and services.

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The 'Immature Teen Brain' and The Death Penalty

Friday, May 15, 2015

The "immature teenage brain" defense couldn't save convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty. One psychiatrist casts doubt on the defense's argument.


A Wheelchair Revolution Starting with Bicycle Parts

Monday, May 11, 2015

How do you build a wheelchair for rugged roads and easy repair in the developing world? Look no further than your mountain bike.  

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