Alex Blumberg is a producer for the public radio program This American Life. He has done radio documentaries on, among other things, the U.S. Navy, people who do impersonations of their mothers, and teenage Steve Forbes supporters. His story on clinical medical ethicists won the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) award for best radio documentary.
Before he made the move to journalism at age 31, he was a middle school science teacher and basketball coach for four years. Highlights include1995’s electricity science fair when every student’s hand-made, battery-powered electric motor actually worked, and teaching Michelle Ashley to shoot a lay-up. Before that, he was a settlement counselor for Russian refugees in Chicago. He has a B.A. from Oberlin College.
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