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.
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Labour Party leader Ed Miliband often gets beat up in the press for supposedly being a wimp. So the Internet came to his defense with — what else? — a popular meme, slapping the dorky politician's face on everyone from Don Draper to Prince to James Bond.
Science, Tech & Environment
Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted without warning this week — twice. The first eruption sent a plume of ash into the sky for 90 minutes. The second shot lava into the sky.
The bombing in Yemen would be halted, the Saudis announced on Tuesday, but Wednesday morning saw renewed air strikes from Saudi Arabia and ground fighting across the country. And as the violence continues, Baraa Shiban is left calling his family from London every day, hoping that they've survived the latest attacks.
India's prime minister was once known mostly for the huge riots that erupted under his leadership of the state of Gujarat. But more than a decade later, he was able to remake his image thanks to an aggressive development agenda — and a dose of serious social media fandom.
Arts, Culture & Media
A new book by a Pakistani American author Sabaa Tahir could be the next "Hunger Games." That's only if it doesn't become the next "Game of Thrones" first.