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.

A visitor examines personal artifacts in the interactive exhibit "Memory in a Void," filled with Joe Dulude II's childhood memories.
Matthew Cavanaugh

A recent immersive exhibit in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, included the option to eat potato chips and watch TV — and it was all part of the art.

The sales counter at the retail marijuana shop Cultivate in Leicester, Massachusetts.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

In our look back at news of the week, Massachusetts marijuana regulators have announced plans to give those most impacted by the so-called war on drugs the first licenses to start pot delivery businesses.

Phat A$tronaut of New Haven, Connecticut.
Steven Romero / Courtesy of Phat A$tronaut

While members of the band Phat A$tronaut like to say they hail from the “funkier parts of Connecticut,” they clearly mean musically.

Molly Shannon as Emily Dickinson in "Wild Nights with Emily," the latest film about the Amherst, Massachusetts, poet.
Courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment

More than 130 years after Emily Dickinson's death, scholars and devotees continue to scrutinize her poetry and rewrite her life story. 

Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts.
Hoang 'Leon' Nguyen / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts, opens for the season next weekend. Like at that other large amusement destination in Florida, a day at the park is not just about the thrill rides. 

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