Stories from Carol Hills
Senior Producer, Reporter, and Global Cartoons Editor
Carol Hills was part of the original team that created and launched "PRI's The World" in 1996. Currently she is a producer and occasional reporter who proudly calls herself a generalist. Carol is interested in everything from US policy options in Afghanistan to the rise in pet ownership in the Middle East. She also has an interest in global humor (yes, sometimes it actually does translate) and produces a weekly narrated slideshow of political cartoons from around the globe. She is loquacious about language too and each month prattles on with colleague Patrick Cox in his podcast, "The World in Words."
Over the years, Carol has reported from Cuba, Nigeria, and Vietnam. She was a Knight Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during 2001-2001 and has a masters degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Carol got her journalistic start in Boston on "The Ten O’Clock News" with Christopher Lydon.
Conflict & Justice
One cartoon that stands out was drawn the day after the Paris attacks in November. The Bulgarian simply re-posted it this morning — and it was just as telling.
Arts, Culture & Media
A sitting US President is visiting Cuba for the first time in almost 90 years, and the world's cartoonists have a lot to say about it.
During Wednesday's Democratic debate, the anchor and moderator called out Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on previous stances on immigration, and how they've changed.
Canadians are breathless over their new prime minister's state visit to Washington. And what really irks Canadian satirist Rick Mercer is that despite Justin Trudeau's good looks, his athletic prowess, nice teeth, wealth and famous last name, he's also a really nice guy.
Conflict & Justice
John Kasich says US ground troops should be sent to Libya because it is a "fertile ground'' for ISIS. Marco Rubio wants air strikes and some special forces to restore order. Are either a viable idea? We chew it over.