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.
Cartoonist Steve Bell has been skewering British politicians since his career took off in the late 1970s. Because his obsession is politics, a good number of American presidents have come in for in his particular brand of satire. Steve Bell's leftist politics inform how he characterizes US presidents. George W. Bush was easy. Barack Obama: not so much.
Science, Tech & Environment
A heatwave is affecting parts of eastern China with no relief in sight. Daytime temperatures have soared as high as 105 degrees making it the hottest July in over a century.
Arts, Culture & Media
Irish author Kevin Barry's short stories play with the vernacular in his character's dialogue. His latest book of stories, "Dark Lies the Island" comes out this fall. Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Barry about his choices for armchair travel this summer.
Conflict & Justice
The soldier at the center of the Wikileaks scandal has been acquitted of aiding the enemy by a court martial. But Army Private Bradley Manning was found guilty of espionage, computer fraud and theft.
Conflict & Justice
Two years ago, PJ Crowley resigned as State Department spokesman after criticizing the way Army Private Bradley Manning was being treated while in detention.