The Ark Encounter is a themed attraction built among the rolling hills of Northern Kentucky. It’s run Answers in Genesis, the same Christian ministry that built and operates the controversial Creation Museum. I got the pleasure of traveling there to do a story about Williamstown — the tiny town right across the interstate from Ark Encounter. […]
This was a fun story to do, especially since I grew up on all things Star Trek thanks to my Trekkie father. For the 50th Anniversary of the Star Trek franchise, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum restored the original model of the Starship Enterprise used to film Star Trek: The Original Series. The model […]
Last week I traveled to Pittsburgh, Pa., with host David Greene (his hometown!) to talk to “Reagan Democrats” — life-long Democrats in that working-class region that crossed the aisle in the 1980s to vote for former President Ronald Reagan. We are seeing a similar thing happening today. Democrats in the area are, again, crossing over. […]
With a New Year comes new adventures (and new responsibilities?) and I managed to get myself into one right off the bat. This month, “Morning Edition” host Steve Inskeep and I traveled to my home county in Western Kentucky to speak with coal miners about the changes happening in their industry. We had been speaking about […]
I have a new Twitter username! Please follow me @NPRAshley!
I wanted to hit “pause” and take some time to give a update on my work life. Since I’m not solely a reporter anymore, I don’t get to post as many things on my website as I would like. NEW JOB (kind of): I have recently been training to be a Director/Backup Director for “Morning […]
After six months of searching, applying, interviewing and freelancing…I am so very pleased to announce I have accepted a full-time position as a Production Assistant on the staff of NPR’s “Morning Edition.” The position is based at NPR headquarters here in Washington, DC. Thank you so much to everyone — especially my dear husband — who believed […]
As you may know, I’ve been working as a freelance production assistant at NPR in Washington, DC, since February. During this time, I have had the opportunity to work for both of NPR’s flagship magazine shows, “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.” My duties include everything from laying up audio pieces and recording two-way conversations to […]
I am currently doing a stint as a production assistant at NPR in Washington, D.C. As this is only a contract position, it is unclear how long I will be here, but please do keep checking back for updates! In the meantime, spend some time listening to NPR.org!
A Texas judge has temporarily blocked the implementation of executive actions by President Barack Obama that would have shielded millions undocumented immigrants from deportation. The injunction backs the state of Texas and 25 other states that filed a lawsuit that argued the president had overstepped his authority. Ashley Westerman reports from Washington, D.C. HERE is […]