Lisa Mullins is the anchor and senior producer of PRI's "The World." In addition to hosting from the Boston studios, she has produced and reported from China, Albania, Italy, Mexico and Northern Ireland. She anchored the program from Hong Kong when the territory was handed back to China in 1997. She also covered the Republican National Convention in San Diego in 1996 and anchored that year's presidential election coverage from Washington.
Mullins brings more than 20 years of experience in broadcast journalism to PRI "The World." Her reports have aired on NPR's "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered" and "Performance Today." She co-produced "The Vegetable Chronicles," an award-winning series of public radio documentaries about diet and disease. For six years, she hosted the American broadcast of the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Day concert, performed in the Austrian capital.
Public radio program directors across the United States have named Lisa Mullins one of the best announcers in the public radio system. She has received the bronze award for Best Network Anchor in the New York Festival's international radio competition, and "Boston Magazine" has honored her with its Best Radio Voice Award. Her interview with the Episcopal bishop of Honduras, Leo Fradé, won "The World" a Golden Reel Award in the National News and Public Affairs category from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.
In 2009, Harvard University's Nieman Foundation for Journalism named Mullins one of its 2009-10 Nieman Fellows, and she attended Harvard for a year of study, seminars and special events. For her core project, she conducted a real-time assessment of the resurgence of diplomacy in U.S. foreign policy during the first 16 months of the Obama administration.
PRI's "The World" brings one-of-a-kind international stories home to America. Each weekday, host Lisa Mullins guides listeners through major issues and stories, linking global events directly to the American agenda. "The World's" coverage is provided by a global network of international journalists. The program also has access to the 250 BBC correspondents located around the world.
Steve Curwood created the first pilot of "Living on Earth" in the spring of 1990, and the show has run continuously since April 1991. Today, it is aired on more than 250 public radio stations in the United States.
Curwood's relationship with public radio goes back to 1979 when he began as a reporter and host of NPR's "Weekend All Things Considered." He has been a journalist for more than 30 years with experience at CBS News, the "Boston Globe," NPR, WBUR-FM/Boston and WGBH-TV/Boston. He shared the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service as part of the "Boston Globe's" education team.
Curwood is also the recipient of the 2003 Global Green Award for Media Design, the 2003 David A. Brower Award from the Sierra Club for excellence in environmental reporting and the 1992 New England Environmental Leadership Award from Tufts University for his work on promoting environmental awareness. He is president of the World Media Foundation Inc. and lectures in Environmental Science and Public Policy at Harvard University. He lives in southern New Hampshire on a small woodlot with his family.
Hosted by Steve Curwood, the award-winning environmental news program "Living on Earth" delves into the leading issues affecting the world we inhabit. As the population continues to rise and the management of the earth's resources becomes even more critical, "Living on Earth" examines the issues facing our increasingly interdependent world.
"Living on Earth" presents riveting features and commentary on everything from culture, economics and technology to health, law, food and transportation. It covers topics from the small challenges of everyday life to the future state of the environment and the health and well-being of the world's inhabitants.