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.
Health & Medicine
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is officially over, but thousands of survivors are still experiencing health problems, including blindness, musculoskeletal pain and, in some cases, have remnants of the Ebola virus in bodily fluids.
Arts, Culture & Media
The aboriginal TV sketch comedy show "Black Comedy" is a breakout hit in Australia. Co-writer Nakkiah Lui says the secret to its success is that it invites white Australians in for a laugh.
Conflict & Justice
Badiuco is a fake name. But his political cartoons are real and they've rankled Chinese authorities so much that Badiucao exiled himself to Australia so he could continue drawing them.
For six years, South African President Jacob Zuma justified the $23 million state-funded "improvements" to his private residence. Now he says he's willing to pay back some of the costs. South African satirist Zapiro, a relentless Zuma critic, says Zuma has run into an obstacle he can't get around: South Africa's highest court.
Arts, Culture & Media
The situations encountered by the five sisters in the film are all too realistic, as Deniz Ergüven's research revealed. "You, as a girl, are perceived as sexual."