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.
Arts, Culture & Media
Ottawa is the capital of Canada. It could also be the capital of the illicit affair.
British rider Chris Froome of Team Sky is once again dominating the Tour de France — but not without controversy. Some fans are accusing Froome of doping, both his body and his bike. One fan even threw a cup of urine at him.
Conflict & Justice
Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán escaped from a maximum security prison on July 11. The Mexican government says they will find him. But a new Frontline documentary shows how easy it is to find the notorious drug lord.
There are plenty of people skeptical of the nuclear deal with Iran. And some of these people rule entire countries.
Finally, a deal of historic proportions. Iran accepts restrictions on its nuclear program, and in return, gets relief on sanctions.