Susan Kaplan

All Things Considered Host/Senior Reporter

Susan has been a reporter and host at New England Public Radio since 1995.  Her stories have aired nationally on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Day to Day and On the Media. She's the recipient of a 2010 Ochberg Fellowship awarded by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma based at Columbia University, which supported her reporting on women in the military. Kaplan has received numerous A.P. awards. For six years she hosted Watercooler, a weekly television public affairs program on PBS affiliate WGBY-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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What made The Short List this week?

State Rep. Geoff Diehl speaking outside the State House in Boston.
Garrett Quinn / MassLive

There’s no one in Massachusetts more in President Donald Trump’s corner than state Representative Geoff Diehl.

The Republican from Whitman was the only state elected official to endorse Trump. Now that the new administration is about a month old, Diehl shrugged off criticism of the president’s early moves.

A screenshot from the West Mass branding video.
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What made The Short List this week?

  • Ardent President Trump supporter Massachusetts State Representative Geoff Diehl is considering running against Senator Elizabeth Warren in 2018.
  • Should the long standing moniker Pioneer Valley be changed to West Mass?
  • Educators and police in Northampton, Massachusetts, are trying to come up with new ways to engage students after a program called “High Five Friday” was stopped due to concerns about some children’s reactions to law enforcement. 


Anthony Gulluni is the district attorney for Hampden County, Mass.
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What made The Short List this week?

Activists rally outside the Springfield, Mass., offices of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey earlier this week to urge them to stand up to President Trump's nominees.
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What made The Short List this week?

An ad posted to "farm & garden services" on the Western Massachusetts Craigslist in January of 2017.
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What made The Short List this week?