Marc Filippino is an associate producer for Innovation Hub. He grew up on Long Island before moving to New England to pursue a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Boston University.
In his life before radio, Marc was a weekly newspaper reporter who struggled to stay awake during late night city council meetings. He got his start at the Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Courier in Maine and later moved onto the Lexington Minuteman and the Cambridge Chronicle newspapers.
Longing for adventure and deep dish pizza, Marc then moved to Chicago where he earned his master’s at DePaul University. While there, he interned and freelanced for the WBEZ show Curious City.
Innovation Hub: Rationality vs. IntelligenceTalk show host Conan O’Brien stood before the Harvard University Class of 2000 — a class filled with future Pulitzer Prize winners, football players, and politicians — to deliver a rousing speech at Harvard's Class Day celebration. O’Brien, a Harvard alum himself, offered a stern warning: Don’t tell people you went to Harvard. They’ll expect a lot from you.
Innovation Hub: Why Polling MattersThey took a beating after the 2016 election, but it’s time to give political pollsters a break. They’re doing an important job.
At The Zoo, Harvard Medical Students Get A Different Kind Of TrainingA comparative medicine program allows medical students to shadow veterinarians at the Franklin Park and Stoneham zoos. It is the only formal partnership of its kind in the country.
How Board Games Reflect Our WorldFrom Monopoly’s anti-capitalist roots to Twister’s place in the sexual revolution of the 1960s, board games have mirrored the societal values of the day.
Can Music Improve Your Health?When Elsie Stern pops in her earbuds and cranks up ABBA on her iPod, all her problems disappear. The Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services resident doesn’t think about the bills she has to pay or the random tasks she has to do. She just lets the 1970s Swedish pop band sweep her anxiety away.
How Neuroscience And A Teenager Changed The LawIt’s early September 1993, and 17-year-old Christopher Simmons is determined to kill someone.