Fred BeverPolitical Reporter
Fred Bever joins NHPR with an extensive reporting background for public radio and other media. Bever has provided live and taped content for NPR, the BBC, WBUR in Boston and New England Public Radio. His most prominent work was his live on-scene coverage of the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects and its aftermath.
Fred has worked as News Director at New England Public Radio, Chief Political Correspondent for Maine Public Broadcasting Network, and as a freelancer for myriad outlets covering politics, public affairs, business, energy and science.
New research finds the Gulf of Maine hit record hot temperatures in 2021. It's warming three times faster than the world's oceans, and is already seeing major disruption to its ocean ecosystems.
Maine's Atlantic puffins took a big hit this year. Chicks' survival rate plummeted after a record-setting "marine heatwave" disrupted food supplies.
Women play an outsized role in the underground firearms marketplace. Often they handle illegal guns that are not for for their own use, but for men close to them. One Boston program is campaigning against gun violence, drawing connections between "crime guns" and domestic violence.