Linda Sher became the Afternoon Drive Announcer on KCUR-89.3 FM radio in 2000, after completion of a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. With a background in music and theater, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the Kansas University Medical Center, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Texas, the medium of public radio was a perfect fit. She grew up in Prairie Village, Kansas and in her spare time enjoys hiking, dancing, crafts and movies. There are two wonderful people who call her mom and make her very proud and happy to be alive. With a passion for creative expression, she hopes to use her talents to inform, entertain, and enlighten her community.
Since its debut in 1971, the afternoon radio newsmagazine All Things Considered has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world.
Every weekday, hosts Melissa Block, Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel bring listeners breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.
The weekday show is hosted locally by Linda Sher with hourly newscasts from Steve Bell.
There is a one-hour edition of the program on Saturday and Sunday.
All Things Considered has earned many of journalism's highest honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and the Overseas Press Club Award.