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, Costa Rica and Kenya. She has a Master's 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…
Arts, Culture & Media
Merrill Garbus, who performs genre-defying music as tUnE-yArDs, has been shattering expectations about what kind of music women make.
Conflict & Justice
The US military operated a unique special operations and intelligence gathering operation during the war in Afghanistan. Half the population was essentially off limits to male soldiers. So the Army created "cultural support teams," all female teams that accompanied special operations units, despite a ban on women serving in combat positions. The job cost one female soldier her life. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells her story and that of the cultural support teams in a new book, "Ashley's War."
Conflict & Justice
Armed with just a lawn chair and his dog, this man is taking on Canada's postal system.
Development & Education
Already struggling to dig out from last month's earthquake, Nepal was hit again by a 7.3-magnitude quake on Tuesday that killed dozens and left even more people with little or no shelter.
Health & Medicine
Most of those Nepalis affected by the earthquake in April were women who have had to deal with the disaster on their own. Journalist Purvi Thacker happened to be in Nepal last month when the earthquake hit. She describes meeting women faced with the reality of providing aid on the ground and dealing with their own destroyed homes and lives.