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.
Health & Medicine
Illegal drug factories in Syria and Lebanon are churning out millions of pills of Captagon. The amphetamine is unheard of in the US, but there's an insatiable demand for it across the Middle East.
Conflict & Justice
Four million Syrians have fled their country since 2011. The number of Syrian refugees the US has taken in since then: only about 2,000. How does the US vet Syrian refugees vetted? It's complicated.
Conflict & Justice
In cartoons and emblazoned on public monuments, the French Tricolour has emerged as the favored symbol to show solidarity with Paris after Friday's attacks. Arab and Muslim cartoonists are drawing something different: the personal impact of terrorism.
Arts, Culture & Media
Kenyans are overwhelmingly against gay rights. Patrick Gathara thinks his cartoons could help change that attitude. So he draws cartoons and writes about gay rights, even those it makes his readers really angry.
From refugee to Parliament Hill: Ahmed Hussen is Canada's first member of parliament of Somali descent.