Stories from Traci Tong

Traci Tong was part of the original team that created and launched "PRI's The World" in 1996. Currently she is a producer and director of the daily live show. Her job is to find that perfect person to tell the story and then translate it for the American audience. 

Over the years, Traci has worked from Honolulu to Dallas to Boston ... from London to Nairobi ... from Sierra Leone to the Philippines ... and throughout Oceania. 

She has sat for interviews with deposed dictators, future US presidents, the Dalai Lama and the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

Traci also serves as the managing editor with NPR's multimedia professional development program for a new generation of multimedia journalists.

Although, truth be told, she would rather be on the water with her standup paddle board or on a Dragonboat.


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Conflict & Justice

Get out of jail, get deported.

President Obama recently announced that some 6,000 inmates in US jails would be getting released early. It's part of the administration's drive to adjust federal drug penalties, and ease prison overcrowding. But more than 750 of these prisoners aren't US citizens, and that puts them at risk of deportation.