Cast and Crew
Host / Executive Producer
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Steve Curwood is Executive Producer and Host of Living on Earth. Steve created the first pilot of Living on Earth in the Spring of 1990, and the show has run continuously since April, 1991. Today, Living on Earth with Steve Curwood is aired on more than 270 public radio stations in the USA. Steve's relationship with public radio goes back to 1979 when he began as a reporter and host of Weekend All Things Considered. He also hosted NPR's World of Opera.
Steve has been a journalist for more than 30 years with experience at NPR, CBS News, the Boston Globe, WBUR-FM/Boston and WGBH-TV/Boston. He shared the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service as part of the Boston Globe's education team. Steve Curwood is also the recipient of the 2003 Global Green Award for Media Design, the 2003 David A. Brower Award from the Sierra Club for excellence in environmental reporting and the 1992 New England Environmental Leadership Award from Tufts University for his work on promoting environmental awareness. He is president of the World Media Foundation, Inc. He lives in Southern New Hampshire on a small woodlot with his wife and family.
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Bobby Bascomb has been a producer with Living On Earth since 2006. She joined the LOE team from academia with a background in environmental studies and geography. She enjoys producing and reporting stories on a wide breadth of topics, including indigenous issues, sustainable development, and land use in the tropics. When not producing radio, Bobby loves international travel and tries to spend as much time as possible outside. She can often be found hiking with her dog, sailing, camping, gardening, kayaking,
or skiing through the long New England winters.
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Emmett FitzGerald hails from the United States' smallest capital, Montpelier, VT. In 2006, he moved to Providence, RI to attend Brown University, where he majored in history and creative writing. After graduating, he joined the Choices Education Program at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown, where he wrote high school history curricula on topics like the civil rights movement in Mississippi. Emmett joined Living on Earth in the fall of 2012, where he enjoys producing and reporting stories on global warming, environmental justice, and human ecology. In his spare time he plays on a coed soccer team, writes fiction, and plays the tenor saxophone.
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Before joining Living on Earth as its managing producer in 2007, Helen Palmer spent nine years as Boston bureau chief and senior health desk correspondent for public radio's Marketplace, reporting daily on health and economics for the business news show. Helen's journalistic career began at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in her native UK, where she held positions as a researcher, writer, producer and reporter. Her fourteen years at the BBC spanned areas as diverse as children's television, the World Service, religious programmes, arts reporting and current affairs. She spent two years working in radio in Berlin before coming to the United States in 1987, and continuing her reporting career as a freelance for both the BBC and National Public Radio (NPR). In 1991, she joined Monitor Radio, the broadcast division of the Christian Science Monitor, in Boston as a reporter and producer. During a six year tenure at Monitor Radio, Helen's varied roles included producing Early Edition and Midday Edition, and hosting the Monitor Radio World Service, a daily hour-long international program on shortwave. She finds Living on Earth an ideal place to work, both for its subject matter and because its offices lie a short, easy bicycle ride from her Cambridge home. When she's not working, she is a keen if haphazard gardener, and keeps bees.
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Karlyn is our resident voiceover ninja. She's most comfortable wearing many hats. In addition to LOE, she works with an NYC-based cloud audio collective (RVM Sounds) and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. She also engineers out of The Studio Portland and passionately dabbles in music management/booking and event creation/promotion. Karlyn lives in Portland, ME. She wishes she had a dog and her sense of humor grows stranger with age.
Chief Technical Officer and Producer
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Aside from Living on Earth James can be found singing for his band Darling Disaster and working with other bands at The Studio Portland in Maine. He enjoys learning about space, marine biology and geology and loves to surf. He lives in Portland, ME.
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