Amanda McGowan, WGBH

Amanda McGowan


Boston, MA, United States

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Past articles by Amanda:

Defense Attorney For 'Straight Pride' Counter-Protester 'Astonished' After Being Held In Contempt

Boston Municipal Court Judge Richard Sinnott held Defense Attorney Susan Church in contempt of court and took her into custody on Wednesday. → Read More

All Revved Up: A 'Straight Pride' Parade In Boston?

Reverend Irene Monroe and Reverend Emmett Price joined Boston Public Radio for "All Revved Up." → Read More

The Allure Of Office Snacks

What is it about working in an office that gives people a voracious appetite for snacks? Companies Food writer Corby Kummer weighed in on Boston Public Radio. → Read More

Maine Says Goodbye To Styrofoam

Maine recently became the first state in the country to ban Styrofoam food containers. Will others follow? → Read More

A Civil War Monument Is Dividing Martha's Vineyard

Reverend Irene Monroe and Reverend Emmett Price weighed in on a controversy over a Civil War monument in the town of Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard. → Read More

A War Against Knock-Off Parmesan Is Fermenting In Italy

Officials in Italy are pushing for regulation in the European Union that would clearly demarcate authentic Parmesan cheese of Italian origin. → Read More

What Should The Public Expect From The Mueller Report?

Homeland security expert Juliette Kayyem shared her analysis on Boston Public Radio. → Read More

Chaos At Department Of Homeland Security Leaves The US Vulnerable To Other Threats, Expert Says

Homeland security expert Juliette Kayyem said the president's "myopia" on the border is leaving the U.S. vulnerable to other threats. → Read More

Looking Back At The Rwandan Genocide, 25 Years On

Charles Sennott, executive director of The GroundTruth Project, joined Boston Public Radio. → Read More

Portion Control? At Restaurants, It's More Like Out Of Control

Food writer Corby Kummer says you should assume portion sizes at restaurants are twice as big as what you should be eating in one meal. → Read More

Ring In With Spring With BPR's Concert Roundtable

WCRB's Brian McCreath and WGBH's Brian O'Donovan shared their picks for the best live music around town this spring. → Read More

All Revved Up: Boston Should Have A Memorial To Malcolm X

A memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King will soon be built in Boston. Should the city have a memorial to Malcolm X as well? Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett Price discuss. → Read More

Is America Breaking Up With Kraft Singles?

Consumption of processed cheese in the United States is on the decline. → Read More

To Keep Football Alive, It Has To Be Made Safer, Says Medical Ethicist

Arthur Caplan applauded a bill on Beacon Hill that would ban tackle football for young students, saying "If you want to save the game of football ... you have to go in this direction." → Read More

Goodbye, New York: Amazon Pulls Out Of HQ In Queens

Historian Nancy Koehn analyzed opposition to the deal in New York City. → Read More

Senate Committee Chairman Says: No Direct Collusion Between Trump and Russians

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says they haven't found direct evidence of collusion between the president's 2016 campaign and Russia. But this expert says that isn't the whole story. → Read More

'Double Awesome Chinese Food' Cookbook Brings The Taste Of Mei Mei Into Your Home

Authors Andrew and Irene Li of Boston's Mei Mei restaurant and food truck joined Boston Public Radio. → Read More

The Shutdown Could Disrupt The U.S. Economy In A Big Way

Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn looked at the "cascading consequences" of the government shutdown. → Read More

With Online Shopping Edging Out Brick-and-Mortar Stores, What's A Mall Santa To Do?

Harvard Business School Professor Nancy Koehn explored how mall Santas are adapting to an online shopping-obsessed world. → Read More

Is The Christmas Fruitcake Dead?

Food writer Corby Kummer looked at the future of this holiday staple. → Read More