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.
Arts, Culture & Media
Political cartoonists are registering their own opinions on the ouster of Mohammed Morsi's by Egypt's military. The World's Cartoon and Satire Editor Carol Hills talks about how the cartoons' messages vary according to the region where they were drawn.
Conflict & Justice
Protests are getting under way in Egypt on what is expected to be an important weekend in the country. Carol Hills talks to an Egyptian in Cairo, describing the mood there.
Conflict & Justice
Protesters are calling for a boycott of the soccer World Cup, which Brazil is hosting next year. Reporter Olivia Crellin went to speak to some construction workers at the newly renovated MaracanÃ£ stadium in Rio de Janeiro to get their views.
Business, Finance & Economics
Italian police have arrested a senior Catholic cleric, Monsignor Nunzio Scarano. He is accused of attempting to smuggle millions in cash into Italy for a family friend. Scarano is also a senior accountant in the Vatican's financial administration.
The town we're looking for in Friday's Geo Quiz lies about halfway between Reno, Nevada, and Salt Lake City, Utah. It's where the World Human Powered Speed Challenge is due to take place in September.