Stories from Jeb Sharp
Jeb Sharp has been telling stories on the radio since 1990, when she learned how to cut and splice audiotape with a razor blade in the basement of the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley. Her first reporting job was at Raven Radio in Sitka, Alaska and she's been in public broadcasting ever since. She is currently The World's show producer, supervising the Boston newsroom and curating content for the daily broadcast. She has reported for The World from Europe, Africa and the Middle East and her stories have been honored by the Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 2006.
Lifestyle & Belief
An immigrant advocate remembers her bumpy initiation into American life as a student from Malaysia in the late 1970s. She goes to bed hungry as a result of a miscommunication with her host family and nearly floods her new dormitory when she tries to take her first bath on campus.
Conflict & Justice
The Boston marathon bombings last year touched many people. And the anniversary will certainly bring back feelings, fears and memories. A Boston-area counselor who helped in the aftermath of the bombings offers her advice for dealing with the anniversary.
Around the world, revelations about NSA spying have caused outrage and protests. But not so much in the US. In fact, older Americans seem more worried than digitally plugged-in youth, whose electronic lives are being monitored. One researcher says young people don't seem so worried about the government acting as Big Brother.
Arts, Culture & Media
News of Nelson Mandela's death broke just after The World had finished airing its daily edition from 3-4pm eastern time. Here's a look behind-the-scenes as our newsroom responded with live coverage for the next few hours.
Conflict & Justice
The World's show producer Jeb Sharp shares her experience of a day in Boston during the lockdown.