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Erika Lantz

iLab Associate Producer, WBUR

Erika Lantz is an associate producer in the iLab, where she leads WBUR’s Kind World project. The radio series/podcast tells intimate stories about people whose lives have been profoundly affected by another.

Recent stories

Kind World #26: Finding James

May 12, 2016

James Carlsen’s guitar never left his side until he sold it to feed his heroin addiction.

Kind World #25: For All To See

May 05, 2016
Caroline Reeves on her rooftop in Boston in 2016. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Ever dream about finding yourself naked in a crowd?

Kind World #24: Imprint

April 28, 2016
Deborah Greene, left, says this is one of her favorite pictures of her father because it was taken in "a moment of bliss." They're on the dance floor at her daughter's bat mitzvah. (Courtesy of Deborah Greene)

Deborah Greene was on a routine grocery run at Whole Foods when her brother called with terrible news.

Kind World #23: Soar

April 21, 2016
(Courtesy of Lauren Watson)

Years after a car accident partially paralyzed her, Lauren Watson saw an aerial acrobatics demonstration in a local mall and decided she needed to learn it herself.

Kind World #22: So Chocolate Bar

April 14, 2016
Jonah Pournazarian, left, and Dylan Siegel (Courtesy of David Siegel)

Watching his friend cope with a rare liver disease, Dylan Siegel was determined to help. So he set out to raise $1 million for research.

An Update On Episode 21: Entrepreneur Arthur Obermayer Has Died

January 11, 2016
Portrait of Arthur Obermayer, oil on canvas, 2015, by awardee Marlis Glaser. (Courtesy of Karl Branz, Attenweiler)

“A year ago, I thought I would live on forever,” he said in December. “Since I’ve got advanced prostate cancer, I realize that my life is limited, and I’ve done as much as I could, as I can, to make the time I have meaningful and worthwhile.”

Kind World #21: Not Just Some History

December 24, 2015
Arthur Obermayer, center, with two of his children, Marjorie Raven and Joel Obermayer. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Joel Obermayer has recently come to see his father in a new light — and learned that one of his father’s projects helped grow a web of people around the world.

Kind World #20: That Way Madness Lies

December 17, 2015
Steve Cone in Monument Valley, Arizona, in 1982. (Courtesy Barb Cone)

When she took her seat for a performance of King Lear one Saturday night, Barb Cone had no idea what enormous significance it would have for her 48 hours later.

Living With Dementia, A Former Addiction Counselor Relies On A Patient He Once Helped

December 11, 2015
Kevin Davis, center, sits with his son and Frank Fisher, the addiction counselor who helped him change his life. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

The man whose life he changed says he’ll be there as long as he needs him.

Kind World #19: She Remembers It All

December 04, 2015
Melody Cunningham, left, and Rosemary Jensen recently greeted each other after meeting in person for the first time in 10 years. (Hadley Green/WBUR)

Tragedy brought two women together. Now memories keep them close.

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