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.

The Massachusetts Statehouse.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

A so-called millionaire's tax got thrown off the ballot last year in Massachusetts. Now lawmakers are zeroing in on other ways to fund transportation and education. 

Hampshire College philosophy professor Christoph Cox.
Carrie Healy / NEPR

It's been nearly two months since Hampshire College's president announced the school was searching for a long-term "strategic partner" to help the school as it faced enrollment declines and financial pressures. 

The vacant Elm Street block in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Don Treeger / The Republican /

The MGM Springfield casino has been up and running now for more than six months. The Republican assigned three reporters to explore whether MGM has kept the promises it made to city and state officials. 

The Massachusetts Statehouse.
Coralie Mercier / Creative Commons /

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has created a package of public assistance reforms — including one that rolls back a so-called "cap on kids."

A harnessed circus elephant in 1930.
John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The final resting place of an elephant named Columbus has baffled and fascinated residents of the Berkshires for more than 100 years.