Carrie Healy

Morning Edition Host/Reporter

Before coming to New England Public Radio, Carrie worked in commercial radio for fifteen years, and for a handful of years in public access television.  In college, Carrie studied early American History and earned her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  She has been working at NEPR long enough to have fond memories of editing sound on reel-to-reel tape with a razor blade. In 1996 Carrie contributed original research on 18th century holiday revelry in Deerfield, MA, to Stephen Nissenbaum’s book The Battle For Christmas.  When she's not working, Carrie enjoys tending her flock of sheep, playing the board game Labyrinth, and preparing recipes from her cookbook collection.

South Hadley, Massachusetts author Enid Sichel holds her book, "Death And Turtles."
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Our summer fiction series continues with a mystery called "Death and Turtles." It takes place during the Depression -- 1934 -- in England. 

Ticking clock.
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Massachusetts is the last state in the country without a permanent spending plan for fiscal year 2019. What do we know about the status of the $41.5 billion budget?

A marijuana store advertisement in Seattle, Washington.
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No stores in Massachusetts yet are able to sell marijuana for recreational use, but the first could open within a few weeks. 

A minimum wage campaign rally in 2013 in front of the State House in Boston.
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The Supreme Court sided with South Dakota in its legal battle with a Boston based online retailer. The ruling last week basically paved the way for a widespread taxation of online sales.

But will widespread taxation actually happen, and is there something that needs to be done on Beacon Hill in order for the state to be able to collect that tax?

August Thomas at the Montague Bookmill.
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Author August Thomas spent a lot of time working on her latest novel at the independent bookstore in Montague, Massachusetts, called The Bookmill -- so that's where we met to talk to kick off our summer fiction series.

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