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…
Health & Medicine
Half of all pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic Philippines are unintended. That may change as the country begins to roll out its new reproductive health law, but the Catholic Church — and even the pope — are still fighting the push for free contraception.
Science, Tech & Environment
Not all publicity is good publicity. Greenpeace learned that last month when activists placed yellow letters next to Peru's Nazca Lines. The stunt outraged Peruvians. Now Greenpeace has named the members behind the stunt.
He's a symbol of a political victory for President Barack Obama: Former Cuban prisoner Alan Gross will be a guest of honor at the State of the Union address Tuesday. Gross was released after the US and Cuba negotiated a deal to normalize relations.
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.