Jessica Goldstein

Jessica Goldstein is a producer on NPR's Science Desk. Her work can be heard on all NPR's award-winning programs, and experienced on NPR.org where she produces radio and multimedia projects including audio slide shows.

From 1994 to 2007, Jessica helped produced the NPR/National Geographic Society collaboration Radio Expeditions, and was part of the Radio Expeditions team that was awarded the 2001 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Silver Baton Award for the yearlong "Geographic Century" series.

From the shores of Patagonia, Argentina, to the slopes of the remote Tambora volcano in Indonesia, to the coral reefs off Heron Island, Australia, Jessica has produced pieces about threatened cultures and environments as well stories on mucus, achy joints, curly hair, and these daysH1N1.

Before coming to NPR in 1993, Goldstein interned at the Hebrew/English production of Sesame Street. She also traveled around the world collecting oral histories of people in war-torn neighborhoods - from Crown Heights, Brooklyn to Jerusalem - for publications and museum exhibitions.

A native of New York City, Goldstein is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in History and History of Culture with a minor in English.

She lives in Washington, DC, with her family.

2:45pm

Fri June 10, 2011
The Picture Show

Behind The Scenes And 'Back To The Future' With Photographer Irina Werning

Photos from the series "Back To The Future" by Irina Werning
Irina Werning

There's no DeLorean involved, no "Doc." Irina Werning's time machine is her camera — and her travelers could be just about anyone. Odds are, you've seen her photos; "Back To The Future," as Werning calls her project, has become an internet meme, if not an overnight sensation.

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5:39pm

Tue June 7, 2011
The Picture Show

Embraced In Space: A Rare Glimpse Of The Shuttle And Space Station

Paolo Nespoli NASA

Look closely, and you can see a rear view of Endeavor's wings and engines as the space shuttle sits on top of the International Space Station. This image was taken May 23 by an astronaut on board the Russian Soyuz spacecraft as it headed back to Earth. It's a rare perspective — one of the first-ever photos of the station shuttle complex captured from a distance.

"All previous views have come from cameras on the station's exterior, or from cameras used by the crew from windows inside the station," says NASA spokesman Kelly Humphries.

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