Adriene Hill is the senior multimedia reporter for LearningCurve.

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 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. 

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Features by Adriene Hill

How can I make my own reusable shopping bag?

Easy Answer: There are hundreds of ways. Most of them involve sewing....
Posted In: recycling, recyled grocery bag

Paper or Plastic? Which shopping bag should I choose at the grocery store?

Easy Answer: Neither. Bring your own. But if you forget, you may want to choose the type of bag you're most likely to reuse....
Posted In: paper, paper or plastic, plastic, shopping bags

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from the Farmers Market

The number of farmers markets is up by 16% according to the USDA. View our farmers market slideshow and submit photos of your own local farmers market.
Posted In: Food

Which states have the most farmers markets? Where's my nearest market?

Easy Answer: California is #1, with 580 farmers markets. To find a market near you, check out the USDA's farmers market database here....
Posted In: california, farmers markets, quiz, vegetables

What's making farmers markets grow?

The USDA says the number of farmers' markets shot up 16% in the last year. Why? Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Louisiana shrimpers getting set to return to work

Louisiana officials meet tomorrow to set the start of the fall shrimping season in the Gulf of Mexico. Not everyone is thrilled at the idea of going back to the work.
Posted In: Agriculture, Oil

How healthy and clean was seafood from the Gulf of Mexico before the oil spill?

According to a lot of people I've talked to for stories about the oil spill, demand for Gulf seafood is off. It seems like a lot of people are a...
Posted In: BP, contaminants, fishing, NOAA, oil spill, polution, seafood, season, shrimp, testing, water

It's a fertile market for recycled human waste

A Chicago project to turn human waste into fertilizer pellets is hitting opposition due to cost. But despite the setback, Marketplace sustainability reporter Adriene Hill explains there's a huge market and many eco-benefits to human fertilizer.

What's the history of sewage treatment? How do biosolids fit in?

The circle of life. Milorganite pellets (photo above) are made from recycled waste, aka biosolids, and used to help fertilize crops and improve l...
Posted In: biosolids, sewage, treatment, waste, wastewater

Oil Spill Index: How long until the BP well is permanently sealed?

Easy Answer: It could be days instead of weeks; a BP spokesman says it's hard to know. The New York Times is guessing it could be done by the end...
Posted In: BP, oil spill, permanant, sealed, well

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