Margaret Combs is the recipient of a United Press International award for best documentary and an Associated Press award for arts reporting. She has served as both reporter and anchor for WBUR-FM in Boston, and covered numerous independent assignments for National Public Radio affiliates across the country. Click on the arrows below to hear samples of her broadcasts.

Living on Earth

On assignment for “Living on Earth,” reporter Margaret Combs explores why some people collect hundreds of domestic pets and subject them to neglect and abuse. Go to LOE >>>

All Things Considered, National Public Radio, Margaret Combs with Maxine Kumin
Margaret Combs and Maxine Kumin

All Things Considered – National Public Radio

Award-winning arts reporter Margaret Combs spends a day with the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Maxine Kumin on her New Hampshire farm, talking about the rich and subtle poems in Kumin’s book, The Long Approach. Listen >>>

Evening Edition – WBUR, Boston

Reporter Margaret Combs recreates one of the largest and most unprecedented labor strikes in U.S. history, when hundreds of women workers walked out of the eleven giant textile mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1912. Listen >>>

Interviewing ceramic artist Barbara Donachy, reporter Margaret Combs uncovers the creative process behind firing more than thirty thousand ceramic “warheads” for Donachy’s powerful installation, “Amber Waves of Grain.” Listen >>>

Reporter Margaret Combs speaks with celebrated photojournalist and Life magazine war correspondent Carl Mydans about his most powerful images from the Cold War and moments in the battlefield. Listen >>>