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.
Conflict & Justice
After 13 years on the run and 16 months in prison, Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán is at large yet again. And in the 24 hours since his escape, dozens of songwriters have already penned new drug ballads, know as Narcocorridos, about him.
Science, Tech & Environment
Despite a century and a half of effort, people in Amsterdam still treat the canals like a giant trash can. Most of the trash is bikes. Thankfully, the city has a team of bike fishermen. What they use to fish the bikes out is, well, just incredible.
It took Paris more than 30 years to catch-up to Boise, Idaho. And Paris hopes that by allowing bikes to treat stoplights like yield signs more people will ride and air pollution will go down.
Early ratings show more than 20 million Americans watched the United States win the World Cup. If those numbers hold, that means America's TV audience for Sunday night's match was the nation's ever for soccer, men's or women's. The data give more ammunition to people who think FIFA should focus on the sport's female future.
England's own goal versus Japan will no doubt be part of soccer player Laura Bassett's legacy. But the bigger legacy she leaves behind are the thousands of girls she's inspired to take up the sport.