Cast and Crew
Host / Executive Producer
617-287-4128 | email | Twitter @scurwood
Steve Curwood is Executive Producer and Host of Living on Earth. Steve created the first pilot of Living on Earth in the Spring of 1990, and the show has run continuously since April, 1991. Today, Living on Earth with Steve Curwood is aired on more than 250 public radio stations in the USA. Steve's relationship with public radio goes back to 1979 when he began as a reporter and host of Weekend All Things Considered. He also hosted NPR's World of Opera.
Steve has been a journalist for more than 30 years with experience at NPR, CBS News, the Boston Globe, WBUR-FM/Boston and WGBH-TV/Boston. He shared the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service as part of the Boston Globe's education team. Steve Curwood is also the recipient of the 2003 Global Green Award for Media Design, the 2003 David A. Brower Award from the Sierra Club for excellence in environmental reporting and the 1992 New England Environmental Leadership Award from Tufts University for his work on promoting environmental awareness. He is president of the World Media Foundation, Inc. A faculty associate of the Havard University Center for the Environment, he is also a professor of practice at UMass Boston. He lives in Southern New Hampshire on a small woodlot with his wife and family.
617-287-4126 | email | Twitter @BobbyBascomb
Bobby Bascomb has been with Living On Earth since 2006. She joined the LOE team from academia with a background in environmental studies and geography. She enjoys producing and reporting stories on a wide breadth of topics, including indigenous issues, sustainable development, and land use in the tropics. When not producing radio, Bobby loves international travel and tries to spend as much time as possible outside. She can often be found hiking with her family, sailing, camping, gardening, kayaking, or skiing through the long New England winters.
Jacob Rego has been with Living On Earth since 2012. He is a graduate from Berklee College of Music where he studied music production and engineering as well as acoustics and electronics. The science of audio engineering is his passion. When he’s not at work, Jacob can be found designing his own music equipment, and recording / producing local talent.
617-287-4121 | email | Twitter @jennidoering
A member of the Living on Earth team since 2014, Jenni Doering enjoys producing stories on people and nature, wildness, and the American West. She majored in Environmental Humanities at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, fell in love with nature writing, and now enjoys molding words and sounds to please the ear. In her spare time, Jenni can be found biking, hiking, baking, and trying to catch up on podcasts.
617-287-4122 | email | Twitter @aynsleyoneill
Aynsley joins Living on Earth from the Class of 2018 at Brandeis University, where she graduated with a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies, as well as a minor in Hispanic Studies. She has a special place in her heart for communicating science of any kind, and especially loves reporting on new and exciting scientific discoveries. Aynsley spends much of her free time learning everything she can, whether it be American Sign Language, advanced knitting techniques, or obscure comic book lore.
Associate Producer & Business Development Director
email | Twitter @jayfeinstein_
Jay is a podcast nerd, who loves photography, vegetarian cooking, rooftop farming, and social entrepreneurship. He joins LOE from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he helped launch a composting pilot program in his spare time. Like his childhood hero, Jane Goodall, he believes anyone can make a difference save the planet, especially you. Find him celebrating his favorite holiday, World Bonobo Day on February 14, every year. Jay holds a bachelor's in environmental studies from Brandeis University and both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accounting degree from the D’More-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.
email | Twitter @palomabeltranf
Paloma's journey with environmentalism began in her home of Baja California, Mexico where she grew up playing in her grandmother's orange orchard and beach camping with her family along the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean. She is passionate about stories involving ecojustice, indigenous communities and environmental policy.
In her free time you can find her attempting to cook her grandma's recipes and exploring New England. She joins Living on Earth from the UMass Boston class of 2019, where she majored in Environmental Studies.
email | Twitter @isaacmerson
After several years spent slashing through dense forests and slogging across boiling sands as part of ecological field research teams, Isaac joined Living on Earth in November 2019 for a taste of the air conditioned life. He enjoys producing stories that illuminate hidden corners and small surprises of life on earth, or connect our individual actions to the larger systems through which we shape one another’s lives. He majored in Biology at Bowdoin College on Maine’s rocky coast. He likes to write, and sing, and play outdoors. He finds joy in an overgrown backyard, under a singing bird, or at the end of a heretofore-unwritten sentence.
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