In her role as executive director for programming, podcasts and special projects, Iris Adler provides strategic oversight for WBUR’s locally and nationally produced programs, and she oversees WBUR’s new programming initiatives, including podcasts. In addition, Iris collaborates with the WBUR Newsroom on the vision and content of special radio and online series. She also oversees WBUR.org’s opinion site Cognoscenti.
Iris began her public radio career at WBUR in the 1980s, first as a reporter, then as managing editor and news director, before moving on to the regional television news channel NECN, where she worked as executive editor, overseeing political coverage and documentaries.
Over the course of her career, Iris has won numerous awards for her work in both television and radio, including an Edward R. Murrow Award and several Emmy Awards.
A Brookline resident, Iris holds post-graduate degrees from McGill University and Boston University.
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Dr. Ralph Kelly, a medical researcher, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease when he was just 59. To open a special series, we meet Ralph and his wife Ruth, and learn how one family is coping with the early stages of the disease.
A Boston Globe investigation of the state’s Probation Department reveals rampant corruption and patronage throughout the parole system. There are a lot of unanswered questions: How did the commissioner gain so much power? Where was the oversight? And what harm do these findings pose for the public? We discuss the consequences.