Jill has been reporting, producing features and commentaries, and hosting shows at NEPR since 2005. Before that she spent almost 10 years at WBUR in Boston, five of them producing PRI’s “The Connection” with Christopher Lydon. In the months leading up to the 2000 primary in New Hampshire, Jill hosted NHPR’s daily talk show, and subsequently hosted NPR’s All Things Considered during the South Carolina Primary weekend. Right before coming to NEPR, Jill was an editor at PRI's The World, working with station based reporters on the international stories in their own domestic backyards. Getting people to tell her their stories, she says, never gets old.
Fluctuating fuel prices are hitting the school bus industry hard. Some districts lock in fuel prices for multiple years, and others pay as you go. There's pain and uncertainty all around.
Eric Talbot has been drawing for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise since the 1980s. Now, he's using his steady hand to ink tattoos.
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