Lisa Mullins is the voice of WBUR’s All Things Considered. She anchors the program, conducts interviews, and reports from the field.
From 1998 through 2012, Mullins was chief anchor of the daily international news program, “The World,” co-produced by the BBC, WGBH and PRI. Her foreign reporting has taken her to Turkey, Morocco, Egypt, Cuba, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Hong Kong, South and North Korea and elsewhere.
Between 1996 and 2014, Mullins wrote, produced and narrated programs and documentaries for New England Public Radio (“An Audacious Act: How a High School Drop-out Helped Educate America”) and Human Media (“The Vegetable Chronicles”) and produced podcasts for Harvard Business School (“The Business”). She also hosted a PBS-TV series called “Thinking Big.”
In 2012, the Alliance for Women in Media presented her with a Gracie Award for outstanding individual achievement as anchor of a news magazine. In 2009, Mullins received the Clarion Award from Women in Communications for a story she wrote and produced about her 24-hour stay at a North Korean tourist resort.
Mullins was awarded a fellowship at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University for the academic year 2009-10. Her studies included diplomacy, religion and the arts. She then spent the summer of 2010 at Cambridge University in England as a Templeton Fellow, studying contemporary issues related to religion and science.
Early in her career, Mullins anchored WBUR’s Morning Edition and reported for the station. Even earlier, she was news director at WEIM in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, where she covered the police beat at 4:30 a.m., the school committee at 7 p.m. and pretty much everything in between.
Researchers are recruiting 180 former NFL and college football players hoping their study will help develop ways to diagnose CTE in people while they’re still alive. The only way to diagnose it right now is by studying the brain after death.
The Akimoto sons were part of U.S. history few Americans know: the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a military unit made up entirely of the children of Japanese immigrants who volunteered for service during World War II.
The city has placed old pianos, freshly painted, on prominent parts of Newton’s village centers.
Many questions remain about the mental health services Arthur DaRosa received in the day before he went on a deadly stabbing rampage.
There’s much joy in Eve Ensler’s life. But, as she tells WBUR’s Lisa Mullins, it’s grown out of violence.
Once you active EverDrive on your smartphone, it monitors how well you’re driving and once you reach your destination, it will give you a grade. The goal is to make roads safer by making drivers better, said Hari Balakrishnan, co-founder of the Cambridge company that made the app.
And one of the main solutions to these traffic troubles, says Gregory Nadeau, is high tech.
The fund raises money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
Farah Stockman won for her commentary on the legacies of busing in Boston. Jessica Rinaldi took home the prize for feature photography.
The Massachusetts Resiliency Center has been helping address the emotional toll of the marathon bombings on those who were injured.
Roy Harris joined WBUR’s All Things Considered to speak about the history of the Pulitzers and their role in the journalism industry today.
Joshua Touster has just published a book of his photographs that document a city and region that was wounded and began to recover in remarkable ways.
Edwards talks to WBUR All Things Considered host Lisa Mullins about his music and the extraordinary circle his life has taken.
In the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, many Americans just went missing — for decades. Among them was 22-year-old Sgt. Robert Dakin, of Waltham.
The sound of vocalist Lisa Fischer has moved audiences for decades now. She’s the back-up singer top artists tap to complete their sound on stage — from Tina Turner to Sting, from the late Luther Vandross to the Rolling Stones.
Abuse. Racial profiling. Adapting to a new culture. We get a sample of four students’ college application essays.
Ketamine was never intended to treat depression. But doctors call it the biggest discovery in the treatment of mood disorders in decades.
Cuddy defines presence, the focus of her new book, as “knowing who you are and being able to access that when you most need to.”
Not since Isabella Stewart Gardner herself has one person so affected the contours of the museum and its culture.
“I think the most effective [tool to prevent suicide] is educating the public that suicide is a public health issue, that it is largely preventable,” said Alan Holmlund, of the Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Program.
When the Boston-based music group formed, the term “world music” didn’t exist. Since then, the group of female vocalists and instrumentalists has traveled the world performing.
Steve Mongeau, executive director of Samaritans, and Ken Lambert, who produced a documentary on the Boston-based group’s suicide outreach work, joined All Things Considered.
The elite pediatric hospital says it needs to put a new clinical building on the site of the cherished garden.
Since abortion became legal, voices for and against the procedure have been strong, but there’s one group routinely missing from the debate: medical professionals.
The Isles Arts Initiative has transformed Spectacle Island and Georges Island into walking art exhibitions, filled with works inspired by the islands themselves.
Back in the early 60s, before he had a band, Jim Kweskin was performing at Club 47 — Club Passim’s earlier incarnation on Mt Auburn Street — when he was offered a record contract. He accepted and scrambled to form a band.
The Cambridge-Boston area has long been a hotbed of independent music. As three locally-run venues close, Bostonians look back.
The alarming increase in suicides in Bristol County — most of them among middle-aged men — is leading suicide prevention advocates to team up with the district attorney to get out the word that there is help.