A Teenager's Life, With Bees


Orren Fox with one of his chickens. Photo: Libby Delana

I recently learned about blogger, beekeeper, and chicken farmer Orren Fox when the movie FRESH was in town.  Radio Boston Technical Director Tim Skoog spent an afternoon with the Newburyport 13-year-old and came back with some amazing tape.  Orren is beyond passionate about his animals and the local food movement.  His blog, Happy Chickens Lay Healthy Eggs, is a great source of information and he never fails to keep all of us on our toes.  Make sure you tune into the segment on Friday’s Radio Boston.

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Associate Producer, Here & Now Most recently, Jessica worked as an associate producer at WBUR's daily local program, Radio Boston. Jessica moved to Boston in 2008 and has lived many places since leaving her native Texas. After graduating from college, Jessica worked as a federal employee, documentary film festival producer, oral historian, university teaching assistant, traveling saleswoman and klezmer musician. Her work and projects have appeared in The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Bust, Barnard Magazine, National Public Radio, Public Radio International (PRI), and the BBC. Jessica's freelance radio work has received various awards including accolades from the Religion Newswriters Association and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. As a Fulbright Scholar in El Salvador, Jessica collected and studied oral histories from the Jewish Community based in San Salvador. Jessica received her B.A. in political science from Columbia University’s Barnard College and her M.A. in history from Indiana University. She learned how to make radio from the phenomenal folks at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Jessica lives in Somerville with her husband, twin son and daughter, and two cats. To learn more about Jessica’s projects, both current and past, please visit www.jessicaalpert.com.

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