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.
Conflict & Justice
Londoner Katherine Hibbert was 26 years old and doing fine until she was laid off and informed that her rent was going up. So she decided to chuck it all? and live on just about no money. She became a squatter. We speak with her about her experience.
South African President Jacob Zuma now has three wives after his latest wedding today. South Africans are divided on their attitudes toward polygamy. Jeb Sharp speaks with South African professor Penny Andrews about reactions to multiple wives.
They're ringing in the new year in Bangladesh, not once, but twice this year. Or more accurately, they're ALMOST ringing in the New Year twice. The government moved the clocks forward in June to save electricity. A look back.
Arts, Culture & Media
New Year's Day is the most revered holiday in Japan. The Japanese actually celebrate it over a 4 day period. Every year, people line up to buy something called a ?fukubukuro? or ?luck? bag. Akiko Fujita introduces us to a different New Year's tradition.
Computer specialist Peter Moore and his four bodyguards were kidnapped in 2007. Three of the bodyguards died in captivity. Moore was freed yesterday. The Guardian is reporting that Iran masterminded the kidnapping. Maggie O'Kane helped brake the story.