I work as a producer at The World. It's my dream gig. Honest. I first became a listener of The World while working a summer job as a landscaper back in the day.
I've been lucky enough to study at the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, cover the Cape Cod Baseball League for WCAI, and report in the Paris of the Rust Belt for The Cleveland Scene.
When not at work, I enjoy bicycles made by Brian Chapman, beer brewed by Pretty Things, coffee roasted by Heart, and books written by Tony Earley.
I grew up on 11 acres of forest in the rural town of Dallas, OR. I'm still comfortable with a chainsaw.
Many supporters of the "Yes" campaign were in tears after a decisive loss in Scotland's independence vote. But London had to promise a raft of new local powers to keep Scotland in the UK, and those promises may change the nature of the British union for Northern Ireland, Wales and England, too.
Business, Finance & Economics
Ai-jen Poo, the director of National Domestic Workers Alliance, just won a MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as the "genius grant." She describes how it feels to win the prestigious award and how it might affect her work with America's "visible invisible" domestic workers.
Conflict & Justice
President Obama has deployed 3,000 troops to combat Ebola in West Africa. That may seem like a stretch for a group of people who aren't medical experts, but the US military has a long history of stepping into humanitarian crises – and can add real value to aid efforts.
Lifestyle & Belief
It's neither shaken nor stirred, but it's a beverage that James Bond would have enjoyed just as much: Coffee made with a brewer called a Chemex. The British spy's method of choice is actually Made in the USA at a factory in Massachusetts, so anyone can learn to brew Bond-style coffee.
Arts, Culture & Media
When news outlets decide to publish graphic photos of war and violence, they often face censorship, opposition or anger for doing so. In the wake of the release of ISIS beheading videos, one journalist argues that there is value in bearing witness to war, even its ugliest parts.