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.
Nepal is the only nation in the world with a flag that is not a rectangle or square. It may also be the only country that includes in its constitution precise instructions on how to draw the flag.
Arts, Culture & Media
Iran holds an anti-ISIS cartoon contest and invites satirists around the globe to participate. Sounds worthy, except it's state-sponsored and this is the same country that held a Holocaust cartoon contest just a month ago.
Over 30 years, Chuck Blazer almost single-handedly built up the stature and visibility of soccer in the United States, but along the way he bilked FIFA out of millions.
Conflict & Justice
Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of migrants from Burma and Bangladesh are currently stranded at sea after being abandoned by their ships’ crews. And while nations like Thailand and Malaysia are refusing to let them land, at least some of the migrants — the Rohingya people — have nowhere to go.
Conflict & Justice
As Americans and many South Vietnamese rushed to leave Saigon in April 1975, journalist Nayan Chanda stayed to see what would happen after the Communist takeover.