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.

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin in 2017.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Massachusetts is among 42 states that had fewer births recorded in 2019 than the year before.

A bunch of coins on a table.
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It took 20 years of tiny decreases — but now Massachusetts is just days away from a 5% income tax. What will you do with the little bit of extra money in your pocket in 2020? 

The platinum LEED-certified Genzyme Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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There's a shift for Massachusetts building codes in the works, and a real lack of clarity on the contentious issue. 

A voter examines the ballot in Holyoke, Massachusetts, on Nov. 3, 2015.
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The presidential primary in Massachusetts isn't until March 3, but we're already getting some answers on what the ballot will look like. 

Illustrators Jarrett J. Krosoczka and Grace Lin at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
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A new exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, shows drawings made by picture book illustrators when they were kids.