Stories from Clark Boyd
Senior Producer & Reporter
I'm currently serving a life sentence as a storyteller. In the latest incarnation, I work as Senior Producer and Reporter for the show. On the production side, I spend my days figuring out what should go on the broadcast, and then the who/when/why/where/how of making that happen. On the reporting side, I'm prone to taking a sideways glance at just about any story that comes along.
For more than 16 years, I've been been traveling the globe in search of interesting people to put on the radio, on the web, and even on television. I recently did a two-year stint for The World in Brussels, where I mostly covered Europe's ongoing financial crisis. Before that, I served as The World's technology correspondent, and also hosted a weekly technology podcast. Since returning to the Boston newsroom, I have tackled a variety of projects, including the creation of Boston Calling, a weekly program for the BBC World Service.
Away from the office, I enjoy fine Belgian beers and single malt Scotch whisky. I like books by Kurt Vonnegut, and early Miles Davis on vinyl. Occasionally, I spoil a good walk by picking up a golf club, usually to disastrous results. More occasionally, I pick up a bass guitar, and then smash it.
Arts, Culture & Media
British police say they have recovered a $1.84 million Stradivarius violin that was taken from acclaimed Korean musician Min-Jin Kym. She lost it more than two years ago when she was in a sandwich shop near Euston Station in north London.
You have to love an underdog story. And it doesn't get much more underdog that Steve Darcis' win over Rafael Nadal at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships Monday in London. The World's Clark Boyd answers the question: Just who is Steve Darcis anyway?
In what they called a necessary cost-cutting move, the Greek government pulled the plug on the country's state broadcaster, ERT, Tuesday night. But it's still webcasting, at least intermittently.
Conflict & Justice
The powerful German Brewers' Union has come out against a process of oil and gas extraction known as fracking. The brewers feel that the process may endanger the purity of the water they use to make their famous beers.
Arts, Culture & Media
Visual artist Ra di Martino grew up loving Star Wars. A few years ago, she set out to photograph the ruins of the old sets used to film the movie's desert scenes. It took her to Morocco, and Tunisia, where she found the house Luke Skywalker lived in.