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Michael Rass
Worked at BBC & PRI
Attended Hannover University
Lives in Massachusetts
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In many ways, it was a perfect storm of addiction risks that overwhelmed Dr. Peter Grinspoon. In his memoir, Free Refills, Grinspoon recounts his descent into drug abuse, his successful recovery journey, and subsequent return to medical practice.
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April Nee died on a Saturday in 2012. She died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27 in her grandmother’s apartment in Hull, Massachusetts. Like all too many in New England in recent years, April had been unable to overcome her addictions despite several attempts at recovery. While her family thought she was a sober alcoholic, she had started to use heroin.
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Clearing the way for acquisitions..
Google is now a subsidiary of Alphabet. Here's why that's not a crazy as it sounds.
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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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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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Drug deaths have surged in nearly every U.S. county, reaching a new peak in 2014.
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldsmith led a press conference aimed at changing the way we combat opioid addiction.
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Greece and the ugly German: how a 'pacifist'  nation of environmentalists became Nazis once more  - new Eurojournal 
Er Ist Wieder Da (English: Look Who’s Back) is the title of a 2012 satirical novel by Timur Vermes. Its main character is the ugliest of all Germans, Adolf Hitler, who in the book inexplicably...
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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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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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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
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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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