Andrea Crossan is the former Executive Producer of The World.
Andrea Crossan is the former Executive Producer of The World and former series director of the Across Women's Lives project. Andrea moved to Boston after working as a BBC producer in London. Before joining the BBC, she worked for a number of news organizations, including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Associated Press and NBC News.
Andrea has reported from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Uganda, South Africa, Pakistan, India, Brazil, Canada, Nicaragua and Kenya. She has a Master's degree in International Journalism from City University London.
She collects stamps in her passport and can pack for a three-week trip using just a carry-on bag.
The sunflower selfie has become so popular that Instagrammers have been trampling farmer's flowers to get the perfect pic. And that has farmers annoyed.
Rongmala Begum, like many of Bangladesh’s garment workers, doesn’t know how old she is. She doesn’t have a birth certificate, which is common for the rural poor here. She thinks she’s in her 40s. She has an identification card, but she can’t read it. Begum is illiterate.
The Rana Plaza collapse made companies and consumers more aware of working conditions in the clothing factories. In some places, reforms have made workers safer, but the changes are far from universal.
In the early hours of Aug. 2, 1995, authorities raided an apartment complex in El Monte and found 72 Thai workers, including Rotchana Sussman, living in virtual slavery while making clothing.
Hear directly from some of them.
The VA team goes from one hurricane shelter to another, assisting veterans.
"Jenny? Hello? Hello?" — a grandmother speaks to her family on the US mainland after weeks of being unable to contact them after Hurricane Maria.
After Hurricane Maria, one family in Boston has been unable to speak to relatives in Puerto Rico. So, they asked us to bring a letter with us and deliver it.
“It’s got a burning vagina in the middle and there are all men — so it’s like they are warming themselves around a burning vagina. Which, to me, is pretty much South Africa.”
"I’m just that person. I’m like, dude — I’m HIV-positive.”
"The blessers are high, high-risk men, because these are men who are probably married, and they’ve got multiple partners."