Adriene Hill is the senior multimedia reporter for LearningCurve.

In elementary school, she figured out how to hack Scantron forms (though she never used this power for evil). In high school, she sat in the back of math class and attempted to program her TI-81 to do relatively idiotic things.

Prior to joining Marketplace in 2010, she worked at WBEZ in Chicago, first as an intern, then producer of the local show Eight Forty-Eight, then news desk editor and reporter. Hill has received numerous awards for her contribution to a project she worked on at WBEZ called "Inside & Out."

They include: Associated Press Illinois – Best Investigative Series and Best Series/Documentary; Lisagor awards – Online Investigative Reporting and Public Affairs Programming; Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi – Public Service Award; RTDNA Murrow Awards – Best Continuing Coverage; and PRNDI National – Best Multi-Media Presentation, First Place Enterprise/Investigative, First Place Series.

Hill is a graduate of Amherst College where she earned her bachelor's degree in political science and economics. She has a Master's degree in political science from Northwestern University.

A native of Celo, N.C., Hill currently resides in Los Angeles where the weather is really as good as people say it is. In her spare time, she likes to hike, cook and sew.

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Features by Adriene Hill

What's going on with the Home Star legislation? Are rebates on the way? Should I wait to make my home more energy efficient?

Easy Answer: It looks like Home Star will be a part of the scaled-back energy bill Senator Harry Reid is planning to introduce next week. There's...
Posted In: cap-and-trade, energy, energy bills, home, Home Star, Reid, weatherize

What do those numbers on the bottoms of plastic containers mean? Which numbers are the easiset to recycle?

Easy Answer: The numbers on the bottom of plastic bottles let you know the type of plastic they're made of. The easiest to recycle are numbers 1...
Posted In: codes, numbers, plastic, plastics, recycling

How will climate scientist Stephen Schneider be remembered?

Climate change expert Stephen Schneider died yesterday in London. He was 65....
Posted In: climate, climate change, Stephen Scheider

The bigger the oil spill, the bigger the fines for BP

If the BP oil leak cap holds, attention will shift to the clean-up and one of the first tasks is to figure out how much oil has spilled into the water. The number that scientists settle on has big implications for BP.

What are the best fish to eat--for me and the environment?

Easy Answer: According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium's "Super Green List" the best fish for eating are: Albacore Tuna (troll- or pole-caught, from...
Posted In: fish, seafood, sustainablitiy

How are scientists measuring the size of the oil spill?

Easy Answer: They're estimating the volume of oil already in the ocean and working on establishing flow rates....
Posted In: BP, flow rate, Oil, oil spill, Science

Gulf seafood gets 'sniff' tests for oil, chemicals

When the BP oil spill started, people immediately wondered about how the oil would affect the animals, particularly seafood that people consume -- but Marketplace's Adriene Hill reports that people should also be looking out for chemical dispersants.

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