Jim Burress is a proud native of Louisville, Kentucky. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Wabash College in Indiana, and a master’s in Mass Communication from Murray State University. That's where Jim started his public radio career (WKMS-FM).
Jim moved to Atlanta to work on his PhD, but after a year away from reporting, he realized he preferred the newsroom to the classroom. He came to WABE in the spring of 2008, where he’s a reporter and host.
As a licensed pilot, Jim loves to fly single-engine Cessna airplanes. His interest in aviation is why you’ll likely hear him report a lot on the commercial aviation industry. As a Kaiser Health News/NPR fellow, Jim also covers healthcare and healthcare policy for WABE.
Jim is a regular contributor to the national show Marketplace, and his reports have aired nationally on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Day to Day.
Jim has won numerous professional awards, including 1st place honors from both the Kentucky and Georgia Associated Press and several regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. In 2010, the Atlanta Press Club awarded Jim its radio “Award of Excellence” for his reporting on the Atlanta Police Department, and again in 2012 for a joint project looking at Clayton County schools.
But Jim's biggest prize came in 2001 when he won it all on the game show, "The Price is Right."
Durrie Bouscaren joined IPR as Cedar Rapids Reporter in March of 2013.
Bouscaren first fell in love with public radio while working for WAER at Syracuse University. She received recognition from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association for her work reporting on Syracuse’s Southern Sudanese community. Bouscaren later covered Central New York for WRVO Public Media, and discussed everything from urban blight to the economics of snowmobiles. In the summer of 2012 Bouscaren interned for KQED in San Francisco, where she completed a freelance project about homeless youth in Oakland. Her work has also aired on WBEZ's Front and Center.
Bouscaren's favorite public radio program is Planet Money.
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