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Amanda McGowan


Amanda McGowan is a radio producer for The World. Previously, she was a producer at WGBH News in Boston, where she worked on the daily live news show Boston Public Radio and reported features for WGBHNewsorg. 

She has been the recipient of journalism fellowships from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

Amanda studied history at Harvard and wrote her senior thesis on the cultural significance of nylon stockings. Outside of work, she enjoys oil painting and would be happy to paint your picture.

Recent Stories

The emotional lives of cows

Cows are social creatures, and can become distressed when they are separated from their herd, or when they are taken away from their mothers too young. That’s why having individual voices may be particularly useful.