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.
Health & Medicine
When it comes to containing an outbreak like Ebola, anticipating where it might spread next is crucial. Until somewhat recently, however, the only way to do that was through untimely census records. But with the proliferation of so-called "big data," epidemiologists can track in real time where West Africans are headed — and where they might be spreading the disease.
Arts, Culture & Media
Kenny G is a massive star in China, so a photo he tweeted while hanging out with protesters in Hong Kong didn't go down well in Beijing. But his attempts to apologize didn't make things much better.
Science, Tech & Environment
One picture has people in Boston talking about climate change and rising sea levels. It shows an imagined future of the historic Back Bay neighborhood. And the future looks like Venice.
Conflict & Justice
Iguala, Mexico is a place that's hostile to outsiders and heavily controlled by drug cartels. That makes it an extremely difficult — and dangerous — place to look for the 43 missing students who were allegedly abducted by the local police force.
Health & Medicine
Ebola has wormed its way into every facet of life in Sierra Leone, from basic greetings to an overworked medical system. The story of Ebola patient Francis Samuka shows how the country is trying, and often failing, to get a grip on the crisis.