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.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe's party has claimed victory in this week's election. Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Michael Bratton about his article in Foreign Policy magazine about Mugabe's efforts to engineer his own re-election.
Conflict & Justice
As Congress considers immigration reform, there are questions about the rising number of undocumented immigrants held in detention centers. Critics say we should consider alternatives, especially for immigrants who haven't committed violent crimes.
Iran's new President, Hassan Rouhani will be officially sworn into office on Sunday. He will take over from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Now that his term has ended, what will he do? Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Iranian journalist Shirin Jaafari.
Who is General Sisi? And what are the Obama administration's policy options for Egypt in perpetual crisis? The World's host Carol Hills speaks with Robert Springborg from the Naval Postgraduate School, and Leslie Gelb of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Conflict & Justice
The recent deaths of 23 Indian schoolchildren was just the latest chapter in the country's long and troubled relationship with chemical pesticides. Host Carol Hills speaks about the problem with journalist Meera Subramanian.