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.
In 2009, Mayor Michael Nutter launched an ambitious plan with his oft-quoted goal of making Philadelphia "the greenest city in America." He created the Mayor's Office of Sustainability to carry out the project, and compile an annual report card.
The fifth report will be unveiled on Thursday at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Sustainability Director Katherine Gajewski spoke with NewsWorks Tonight's Dave Heller about the plans successes and shortfalls to date.
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