Elizabeth Ross

Associate Producer, WGBH

Elizabeth Ross appears in the following:

A Christmas Wish for Detained Syrian Refugees

Thursday, December 24, 2015

An attorney in San Antonio shares his legal fight on behalf of three Syrian Christian families currently detained in Texas.

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Taking on the Critics of the COP21 Agreement

Monday, December 21, 2015

World leaders achieved a landmark deal on climate change earlier this month. Now comes the hard part: Implementing it. Despite previous failures, one environmental leader is hopeful.


French Ambassador: 'Trumpisms' a Trans-Atlantic Phenomenon

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

In a wide-ranging conversation with The Takeaway, Gérard Araud, France’s ambassador to the U.S., reflects on COP21 and the rising tide of nationalism in the Western world.

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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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Al Gore: Time to Get Active on Climate Change

Friday, November 27, 2015

Next week, scientists, global leaders, and activists will meet to address the growing impacts of climate change. Former Vice President Al Gore continues to push for change.


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?


The Museum of the Future Looks to Heal the Planet

Friday, November 27, 2015

As climate change disrupts our environment, our memories of the Earth may only live in our imaginations—something that a coalition of scientists and activists are hoping to prevent.

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Antarctica: The Elephant in The Room at COP21

Friday, November 27, 2015

Unbridled carbon emissions could lead to widespread destabilization of Antarctic glaciers by 2100. But negotiators at next week’s climate summit won’t be talking about this threat.

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Climate Change Conversations: When We’re All First Responders

Friday, November 27, 2015

Climate change will make natural disasters more common—a scenario that will lead to more deadly confrontations between humans and weather. Soon, we might all be called on to help.


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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