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
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.
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.
Conflict & Justice
Reporter Cyrus Farivar looks at the ongoing cat-and-mouse game being played out online between Iranian authorities and protestors.