Sarah Leeson

Associate Producer

Innovation Hub

Sarah Leeson is Associate Producer on Innovation Hub.

Sarah Leeson is the associate producer for Innovation Hub. In a past life, she was a producer at Michigan Radio for their daily news magazine, Stateside. She is a Michigan native and a University of Michigan alum with a degree in communication studies with an emphasis in writing.Sarah loves to go to plays, read fiction and comics, and find new comedy to enjoy. She's traveled quite a bit and is always planning her next big trip. (Maybe Japan? Malta? The moon? We'll see.) On the weekend, Sarah can be found around Boston eating too much pasta and petting other people's dogs.

Fingers on a keyboard

The people powering AI decisions

Science & Technology

Sometimes, human intelligence trumps artificial.

Arm holds up an American flag and a pride flag outside the US Supreme Court

How gay marriage won in the US

NY Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The complicated history and identity of Latinos in the United States

Side view of a cross section of a human brain in glass

How the West came to dominate our brains

Sections of a table are seen blocked off with tape as assistant professor Jennifer Guerard speaks into laptops while teaching a foundations of chemistry remote class at the US Naval Academy, Aug. 24, 2020, in Annapolis, Md.

Will coronavirus really change college forever?

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The makings of modern conservatism in the US

A century ago, the Republican Party supported big business and big government.

The Flatiron Building stands next to Madison Square Park as streets remain less busy due to the continuing outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Manhattan borough of New York, May 5, 2020.

The slow burn of a long-term slowdown

We used to be the hare, but now we may be the tortoise.

A "telepresence" robot which provides face-to-face medical consultation is pictured at Changi Exhibition Centre which has been repurposed into a community isolation facility that will house recovering or early COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms.

The economics of a global emergency


In a national recession, who is hit hardest? How will we recover? And how do robots fit into the picture?

a crowd at a Metallica concert in Denmark.

Can you hear me now?


The world is getting louder and our hearing is paying the price.

A woman uses Wikipedia on a laptop.

How Wikipedia’s volunteer army combats misinformation in the ‘post-truth’ era


They’re unvetted, unpaid and underappreciated. But Wikipedia’s band of volunteers is changing the internet.