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.
Science, Tech & Environment
The Harvard University president, who skipped midterms to march in Selma 50 years ago, is facing activists who see her as representative of university's refusal to get rid of investments in fossil fuels. Says one Harvard student: "The leaders I’m supposed to look up to have 100 percent failed me.''
Twenty years ago, at a landmark global women’s rights conference in Beijing, it looked like equality was in reach for the women of the world. But things haven’t gone as easily as hoped since then. Today, there’s still no country in the world where women are equal to men.
Conflict & Justice
Nora Suselo is a housekeeper. During apartheid, it was practically the only way black women were allowed in urban communities. And it was an important source of income, too. Today, the circumstances have changed by the money is still important.
Arts, Culture & Media
College students in South Africa today grew up after apartheid but they still wrestle with big questions about equality. Here they describe the challenges they face even as the country embarks on a more hopeful future.
Development & Education
At Sonke Gender Justice, men are trying to fight gender violence by working with families, and other men, to change the culture that allows it to happen.