Jill Kaufman

Arts and Culture Reporter

Jill has been reporting, producing features and commentaries, and hosting shows at NEPR since 2005. Before that she spent almost 10 years at WBUR in Boston, five of them producing PRI’s “The Connection”  with Christopher Lydon. In the months leading up to the 2000 primary in New Hampshire, Jill hosted NHPR’s daily talk show, and subsequently hosted NPR’s All Things Considered during the South Carolina Primary weekend. Right before coming to NEPR, Jill was an editor at PRI's The World, working with station based reporters on the international stories in their own domestic backyards. Getting people to tell her their stories, she says, never gets old.

Warning signs like this are posted in towns and cities along the Connecticut River where combined sewer overflows may discharge.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

A ruptured sewage pipe in Holyoke, Massachusetts, spilled unknown amounts of raw sewage into the Connecticut River this week. The break happened underground Monday, on a steep embankment north of the Holyoke Dam.

A new film about a hidden World War II-era archive, created in secret by Jews living in Warsaw, is showing in western Massachusetts. "Who Will Write Our History" is based on a book by Trinity College historian Samuel Kassow.

"War and Pieces" by Bouke de Vries at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

Dutch artist Bouke de Vries has toured his sculpture “War and Pieces” around Europe for a few years. Now the work is on display in Hartford at its first American museum.

Marcia Morrison, Ms. Senior Massachusetts 2018, spent months preparing for the national Ms. Senior America contest held in Atlantic City on October 18, 2018.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

Updated Oct. 23, 2018

Just down the boardwalk from last month's Miss America contest, the next Ms. Senior America was chosen Thursday from among a crowd of women over 60 years old, and some who are well over 60. 

Kelly Link of Northampton, Massachusetts, is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Among the 2018 MacArthur Foundation award recipients is Kelly Link, a fiction writer and small publisher from Northampton, Massachusetts.

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