Mary Dooe


Innovation Hub

Mary Dooe is the producer of Innovation Hub.

I'm the producer and jack-of-all-trades at Innovation Hub, the weekly national public radio show about how we'll live next. Prior to landing at WGBH in Boston (my hometown, Go Sox!) I did stints at Studio 360, Marketplace and NPR's Weekend All Things Considered. I've also spent time at daily newspapers, startup websites, and fashion magazines (I love all things media).Beyond my day job, I've converted my former years of competitive swimming into a recurring need to run half marathons. Also likes: Real books, plane tickets, and red wine. 

Inside the “Wizard of Oz” Prequel

Arts, Culture & Media

Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire may feel close to his Boston roots, but his next script will be set steps from the Yellow Brick Road. This week, the Pulitzer Prize-winner (Rabbit Hole) stopped by to talk with Kurt about Good People, opening on Broadway this week. It stars Frances McDormand as a woman struggling to survive in […]

The Song that Defined R.E.M.’s Sound

Arts, Culture & Media

Japan: Relief Through Art

Arts, Culture & Media

Steven Soderbergh’s Daily Diet

Arts, Culture & Media

The Ghosts of Antony Hegarty

Arts, Culture & Media

How Mr. Rogers shaped what it means to grow up — and live in Pittsburgh


Mr. Rogers dominated children’s television for years, up until his death in 2003, but even beyond. But that’s not his only impact.

The College of DuPage hosts its second annual career fair.

How to succeed at looking for a job without really trying


There’s a way to see if the grass really is greener on the other side of the cubicle, without your boss ever finding out.

A cave dweller, c. 2015

The Me Epoch: Latest geologic age is self-centered


Unlike previous epochs in the world, this one is massively changed by mankind, geologists argue. “We forget that plastic, frozen foods, antibiotics, the nuclear bomb — all these things are very recent,” says author Dianne Ackerman

Congressman Paul Ryan takes part in a session called "The Business of Taxes" at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council meeting in Washington on December 2, 2014.

What if we could choose where part of our taxes went? Would we feel better about paying them?


No one likes paying their taxes, but would that change if you got some say over where they went? A group of researchers recently conducted experiments that say yes.

Are we all as confident as we think we are?

Why we’re all overconfident


It’s easy to think you’re right all the time. As crazy as it may sound, sometimes that’s incorrect. Psychologist David Dunning explains why people are so confident, even when they have no idea what they’re talking about.