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 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 Environmental Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 2005-2006.
Conflict & Justice
Two blasts targeted Shiites in the city of Quetta. One of those killed there was beloved human rights activist Irfan Ali, who was immediately mourned by fellow activists on Twitter.
The US is winding down its presence in Afghanistan. President Obama met his Afghan counterpart on Friday to discuss the details. Anchor Jeb Sharp talks with Ali Jalali, a 2009 candidate for president of Afghanistan.
Cubans are pumped up about a big change coming on Monday. That's when a new law takes effect that allows most Cubans to travel without seeking special government permission but some restrictions will still remain.
Science, Tech & Environment
Jonathan Katz was the Associated Press reporter in Haiti three years ago when an earthquake hit the country. He spent the next few years documenting the quake and its aftermath.
Arts, Culture & Media
French singer Nolwenn Leroy made her US debut this week in New York. Leroy's is a name with Celtic roots. And that's the kind of music she plays on her first US album.