Jonathan Groubert is the host of the award-winning radio program, The State We’re In. He helped develop the show and has been its host since its inception in 2007, which broadcasts internationally each week from Radio Netherlands Worldwide. His informal, friendly style of conversation defines the tone of the program, which aims to get at the heart of first-person stories about how we treat each other around the world.
Raised in Brooklyn, New York, he moved to the Netherlands nearly twenty years ago, where his calling in radio began as a freelancer. He wrote, produced and presented pieces on political, social and cultural issues for the BBC, Deutsche Welle and RNW. He began full-time work at Radio Netherlands as a newsreader and graduated to host of EuroQuest, a magazine program about Europe for Americans. His work has won many awards, including a World Gold Medal at the New York Festivals, and more recently a Gabriel for an interview he did for The State We're In.
Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education English and Theatre from SUNY, as well as a Masters degree in European Communications from the University of Amsterdam.
He loves heavy metal, show tunes, astronomy and Indian food, and will tell you at length how they’re all interconnected, if you let him. Fluent in English and Dutch, he's also proficient in several other languages, including Serbo-Croat -- all of which has been extremely useful in recording conversations with internationally-based guests.
Jonathan lives in Amsterdam with his wife and two children.
The Capitol Pressroom is a daily one-hour public radio news magazine broadcast from the heart of the New York's political hub: The Legislative Correspondents Association Pressroom, on the 3rd floor of the State Capitol in Albany.
Susan Arbetter is the Albany-based State Capitol Correspondent and News & Public Affairs Director for WCNY Syracuse Public Television. Based full-time at the Capitol in Albany, Arbetter hosts and produces The Capitol Pressroom. Her political analysis can also be heard regularly on North Country Public Radio.
Prior to her move to WCNY in September 2009, Susan created, hosted, and produced the Edward R. Murrow Award-winning New York Now, the leading statewide government and public affairs TV program in New York State.
Before making the leap to television in April 2007, Susan created, hosted, and produced the award-winning "Roundtable Show" on WAMC Northeast Public Radio.
After a stint on Capitol Hill, NPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott is back covering the news in her native South.
Based in Alabama, Elliott's reporting has ranged from hurricanes and oil spills to industry and politics. Her coverage of the BP oil spill in 2010 and its aftermath focus on the human impact of the spill, the government's response and the region's recovery. In 2010, she launched a series on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, "The Disappearing Coast," which examines the history and culture of south Louisiana, the state's complicated relationship with the oil and gas industry and the oil spill's lasting impact on a fragile coastline.
Elliott has covered the efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina and the other storms that have hit the coast. She also tracks what the economic downturn means for states and municipalities, and whether the federal stimulus package is helping. In Elliott's political reporting, she watches vulnerable Congressional seats and follows southern governors who have higher political aspirations.
While based in Washington, D.C., Elliott covered Congress and was part of NPR's 2008 election team. She co-hosted late election night returns, reported live from the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Denver and broadcast from the grounds of the US Capitol during the Inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Elliott is a former weekend host of NPR's All Things Considered. In that role she interviewed a variety of luminaries and world leaders, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. She celebrated the 40th Anniversary of "Alice's Restaurant" with Arlo Guthrie, and mixed it up on the rink with the Baltimore's Charm City Roller Girls. She profiled the late historian John Hope Franklin and the children's book author Eric Carle.
Since joining NPR in 1995, Elliott has covered the re-opening of Civil Rights-era murder cases, the legal battle over displaying the Ten Commandments in courthouses, the Elian Gonzales custody dispute from Miami, and a number of hurricanes, from Andrew to Katrina. On Election night in 2000, Elliott was stationed in Tallahassee, Fla., and was one of the first national reporters on the scene for the contentious presidential election contest that followed. She has covered landmark smoker lawsuits, the tobacco settlement with states, the latest trends in youth smoking and tobacco-control policy and regulation. She's been to a Super Bowl, the Summer Olympics and baseball spring training.
Elliott graduated from the University of Alabama College of Communication. She's the former news director of member station WUAL (now Alabama Public Radio).
Listening to As It Happens is like taking a trip around the world five nights a week. For more than 35 years, using the simplest of tools - the telephone - this current affairs program has explored the heart of a story, whether it's happening in the streets of Belgrade, the dockyards of Vancouver, the boardrooms of Bay Street, or the kitchens of Paris.
As It Happens gets its stories from "the horse's mouth" - securing interviews with world leaders, rabble-rousers, bingo callers and deposed dictators. The show has a soft-spot for "characters" and never turns its nose up at something wild, weird or wacky. And, on the complex and troubling stories of the day, As It Happens searches for greater understanding in the story behind the story.
As it Happens co-host Jeff Douglas brings a wealth of experience to CBC Radio One. He has hosted the award-winning documentary series Ancestors in the Attic (History, Global),chronicling the stories of ordinary people and their extraordinary experiences.
Douglas has travelled across the country and back in time exploring the lives of the common worker throughout Canadian history in Working Over Time (History Television) as well as starring in the documentary series Things That Move (History Television/National Geographic Canada), investigating the triumphs and failures of invention and how machines have changed our lives. More recently, he starred in Making History (National Geographic), an internationally broadcast four-part series exploring and re-creating significant historic places and events.
Douglas also hosted the 161 country-wide live broadcast of Jetman Live (National Geographic), a live television event showcasing adventurer Yves Rossy's attempt to be the first person to fly across the English Channel using a jet pack.
With a background in narration, storytelling and considerable experience in theatre, Jeff Douglas's dynamic personality has allowed him to tackle the most obscure and interesting situations ranging from mushing dogs in Yukon to leaping out of planes with 442 Squadron search and rescue personnel.
Jeff Douglas has won numerous awards for his work including three Gemini nominations. He is also a Kari Award recipient for his popular commercial work, which includes playing Joe Canadian in the now legendary "I Am Canadian" campaign.
Born in Truro, Nova Scotia, Douglas currently lives and works in Toronto.
With extensive experience in both Canadian and international current affairs, Carol Off has covered conflicts in the Middle East, Haiti, the Balkans and the sub-continent, as well as events in the former Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, the United States and Canada. She reported the fallout from the 9/11 disasters with news features and documentaries from New York, Washington, London, Cairo and Afghanistan. She has covered Canadian military missions around the world including its latest combat operation in Kandahar.
Carol Off has won numerous awards for television and radio work, among them: a Gemini; two gold medals from the New York Festival of Television; a selected screening at the Monte Carlo Television Festival; several awards and citations from the Columbia Television awards; a Gabriel award; a B'nai Brith Award and number of awards and citation from the National Radio and Television Association.
Carol is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. She lives and works in Toronto.
The Splendid Table is a culinary, culture, and lifestyle one-hour program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, award-winning host Lynne Rossetto Kasper leads listeners on a journey of the senses and hosts discussions with a variety of writers and personalities who share their passion for the culinary delights.
A weekly interview program that focuses on the wide-ranging interests and concerns of Americans 40 and older.
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