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.
Imagine if Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman were asked to draw a Disney comic. Well, that's how some people describe Cairo's cutting-edge alt-zine TokTok, a millennial triumph which is prospering despite Egypt's increasingly repressive politics.
By day, Somali-American Mohamed Ahmed runs a gas station in the Twin Cities. By night, he's "Average Mohamed," a cartoon character trying to keeping young people from joining ISIS.
He's young, leftist and atheist and he's has had it with the EU's austerity measures. Political cartoonists are indebted to the new Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras
You're at a party. Someone asks you about Yemen. What do you say? A Lebanese satirist has the following "Confused Person's Guide to Understanding Yemen"
Cartoonist David Rowe of Australia uses watercolors to paint his cartoons, which are takedowns of politicians and hypocrisy the world over.