Kimberly Haas joined WHYY in 2011, first producing feature stories and then becoming a producer for NewsWorks Tonight. She’s the force behind the show’s series “Recap” and “Story Corner.” Currently, she's drawn to stories on sustainability, urbanism, music and old craft revivals.
Prior to WHYY, Kimberly produced music programs, creating the Public Radio International program Echoes and the documentary series Totally Wired. She earned a bachelors degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania, and was an M.F.A. candidate in Temple’s radio-television-film program.
When she’s not making radio, Kimberly works for Haverford College, coordinating the Friends Association for Higher Education, a consortium of Quaker colleges. In her spare time, she’s a sacred harp singer, cheesemaker and home canner, and practices pilates and yoga. Kimberly lives in Northern Liberties with her daughter and two pit bull terriers.
When you think of the Philadelphia Orchestra, you might envision row after row of the "Fabulous Philadelphians" — all those strings. But a little further back, out of the limelight, are some less well-known instruments, with their own interesting stories.
We meet one of them in this week's Recap. Carol Jantsch is principal tuba with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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Philadelphia Orchestra principal tuba Carol Jantsch
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