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.

A road intersection in Quincy, Massachusetts.
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Massachusetts lawmakers held a hearing on transportation last week, and revenue was top-of-mind. Several state reps hinted that they're likely to include an increase in the state's $.24-per-gallon gasoline tax in a bill that could be released next month. 

Reverend Jonathan Ashley's house in historic Deerfield, Massachusetts. Author Jared Ross Hardesty said 50 enslaved people lived in the town, and Ashley owned a slave named "Jinny."
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This year marks 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were brought to the Colony of Virginia. And while much history written about slavery in the U.S. focuses on the South, slavery was also prominent in the North.

On Oct. 26, 2019, UMass running back Bilal Ally is brought down by to the turf by UConn's Jackson Mitchell. UConn defeated UMass 56-35.
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The UMass Amherst football team finished this season with a 1 and 11 record. UMass has been playing in the highest level of college football – the Football Bowl Subdivision – since 2012, and it's been a rough ride.

The Massachusetts Statehouse.
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Massachusetts lawmakers are home this week getting ready for Thanksgiving — and presumably getting some rest after some late nights last week.  

An apartment in Boston.
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Massachusetts lawmakers say one issue that continues to suppress business growth is a lack of affordable housing. So now the state says it's going to launch its own housing search tool.