Stories from Andrea Crossan
Andrea Crossan is a Boston-based senior producer for The World. Andrea moved to Boston after working as a BBC producer in London. Before joining the program, she worked for a number of news organizations, including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Associated Press and NBC News.
Andrea has reported from England, Italy, Canada, Nicaragua and Kenya. She has a Masters degree in International Journalism from City University London. In 2009, Andrea received a Gatekeeper Editors Fellowship from the International Reporting Project at Johns Hopkins University.
Andrea likes to spend her spare time trying to stay upright on moving objects — snowboards, surfboards, escalators…
Development & Education
The UK is planning to open what's being called its first "gay school." There's a proposal in Manchester, England, for a school focusing on the education of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.
They call themselves 'Freedom Sliders' — they're Canadians protesting for the right to toboggan in public parks. On Sunday, residents of Orangeville, Ontario, held a "Sled-In" where they ignored the "No Tobogganing" sign and spent the day riding and sliding.
Business, Finance & Economics
The Canadian company Granted Clothing says that American retailer Forever 21 copied its sweater designs. The small family-owned company is considering legal action against the American chain.
Science, Tech & Environment
The roads of Playa Guiones, a sleepy Costa Rican surfing town, are paved with molasses. Every January, crews pour barrels of the sticky substance onto the streets of the town as an eco-friendly way to combat the dust problem during the dry season.
Arts, Culture & Media
We all make mistakes, but calling Birmingham, England, a "Muslim city" is a mistake one Fox News commentator won't soon forget. He's been lampooned on social media by hundreds of thousands of people using the hashtag #foxnewsfacts.