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.
The year in Afghanistan is ending with a surge of violence. Today the Taliban claimed responsibility for two deadly bombs. One killed seven Americans who were working for the CIA. It was the biggest loss of life for the agency in more than 25 years.
Conflict & Justice
About 1400 protesters from more than 40 countries camped out in Cairo this week. They wanted to march in Gaza on the first anniversary of the Israeli offensive. But the Egyptian government allowed fewer than 100 to go. Ursula Lindsey reports from Cairo.
Conflict & Justice
Ciudad Juarez is the murder capital of Mexico. Now, the city has partnered with Crime Stoppers International to try to get a handle on the homicide crisis. Monica Ortiz Uribe reports.
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.