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Michael Rass
Worked at BBC & PRI
Attended Hannover University
Lives in Massachusetts
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My latest Eurojournal..
No hung parliament after all! Thursday’s parliamentary election in the United Kingdom was full of surprises, some of them quite shocking. Most observers had predicted a dead-heat finish between the...
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Big day in Britain tomorrow, don't hold your breath for a decisive outcome, though...
Britain’s politicians are making frantic last minutes efforts to gain that crucial edge for Thursday and it doesn’t look good for any of them. By all indications, it’s a dead heat and we don’t expect...
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Greek prime minister Tsipras is heading for Moscow next week hoping for some sympathy from Russia's Vladimir Putin...
The Poroshenko government in Ukraine may be working toward deeper integration in the European Union but EU member Greece seems to be going the other way. While the EU leadership in Brussel keeps...
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Boston or San Francisco, that is the question..
Boston and San Francisco are similar, but there are intangible differences that can’t be quantified by census data, demographics, or industry stats. The cities are separated by feeling, by attitude, and by history.
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WBUR’s David Boeri and The Boston Globe’s Kevin Cullen take you through the court room drama of the Boston Marathon Bombing trial in the gripping series of podcasts
Two years after the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people, injured 260 more, and shook a city to its core, the trial of admitted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is underway. No two journalists are better informed to cover the trial than WBUR reporter David Boeri and Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen, who have been reporting on crime and justice in Boston for decades. Boeri and Cullen discuss the daily twists and turns of the trial and ...
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Social media has great potential for businesses looking to increase their reach, traffic and leads, if used correctly.
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The world's loneliest whale

He's been crooning his way round the Pacific for three decades. The scientist who first tracked him has died, leaving him friendless again. Josh Zeman is making a documentary about "52", so-called because that's his sound frequency. http://bbc.in/1CTHBb3
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UK election results turned out quite different from what was expected..
David Cameron is heading back to Downing Street as prime minister after the Conservatives win a majority - but Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage all resign as leaders of his rival parties.
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New WGBH podcast by "Security Mom" Juliette Kayyem
Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis was in command and control during the week of the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013. On the eve of the
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It's too darn cold...
After weeks of record-high snowfall, makeshift one-way streets and our MBTApocalypse, Mayor Marty Walsh has had just about enough of winter.
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What went through the mind of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev while he was hiding in that boat in Watertown...
In the note, prosecutors say Tsarnaev wrote that the U.S. government "is killing our innocent civilians" and "As a Muslim I can't stand to see such evil go unpunished."
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This year marks the 15th anniversary of International Mother Language Day. Please take a moment to pay tribute to the language martyrs who scarified lives for the sanctity of their mother tongue.

#InternationalMotherLanguageDay   #LanguageDay  #Bangladesh  #unesco    
Let’s test your general knowledge skill.What day is today?I can imagine the answer: “It’s February 21, dummy.”Fair enough. I do use a calendar. Never mind if it is not a desk calendar or the one hanging on the wall. Don't you know I live in a digital age?But what if I ask why this day is special.Hmm. Don’t scratch your head, buddy. That's why I’m here for.Today marks the 15th anniversary of International Mother Language Day.In November 1999, UNES...
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Multimedia journalist and social media expert
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Social media, broadcast journalism, web production, blogging, translator, German speaker
Employment
  • BBC & PRI
    web producer, 2006 - 2014
    BBC journalist and web producer with the BBC & PRI & WGBH coproduction The World in Boston
  • BBC
    radio producer, 1989 - 2006
    Joined the BBC World Service in 1989 as 'announcer and translator' (German Language Service). After that I have been radio producer, editor, host, radio trainer, and web producer for the BBC and PRI in London and Boston
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Massachusetts
Previously
Hannover, Germany - Iowa City, London, Philadelphia, Heidelberg
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Multimedia journalist and social media expert
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Former BBC journalist looking for new challenges
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  • Hannover University
    English & Political Science
  • University of Iowa
    English & Political Science
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