Stories from Jeb Sharp
Senior Editor & Correspondent
I joined the staff of The World in 1998 and have done almost every job in the newsroom since: reporter, producer, podcaster, backup host, show runner, special correspondent and now editor. Clearly I can't get enough of the place. I have reported for the show from Belgium, Bosnia, Canada, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Haiti, Gaza, Israel, Kosovo, the Netherlands, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, the UK and across the US. I’ve received some nice honors along the way: a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard, two Overseas Press Club awards for “History of Iraq” and “How Wars End,” a Dart Award for “Rape as a Weapon of War, ” and a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists for “Rwanda: Trying to Move On.”
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Tibetan city of Nagqu, where China plans to build the world's highest airport. Jeb Sharp finds out more from Elliot Sperling, a professor of Tibetan Studies at Indiana University.
Arts, Culture & Media
The Cuban musical sound was born in the 1800s. That son Cubano evolved into a music we now think of as from all of Latin America; salsa. Lonny Shavelson found out at a concert of band Septeto Nacional, some Cuban musicians want the credit for salsa back.
The extent of the devastation from the quake in Haiti is emerging. The 7.0-magnitude quake is Haiti's worst in two centuries. Up to three million people have been affected. Jeb Sharp speaks with Bob Poff, disaster coordinator for The Salvation Army.
Haitians in the US are desperate for news of friends and loved ones back home. The World's Katy Clark visits a Haitian radio station in Boston that's serving as an information hub.