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.
Distance runner Rita Jeptoo is a superstar in Kenya for winning marathons across the globe. But she's now serving a two-year ban for using the blood-booster EPO to cheat.
China has the NBA's largest international fan base, and the league is making a big play for Chinese viewers with a TV deal and special Chinese-themed uniforms for the Lunar New Year. But while it might be good business, what do Chinese Americans think of the jerseys?
Conflict & Justice
Kurdish troops carried antique weapons and homemade tanks into battle against ISIS. But if it wasn't for the massive airpower aiding them, ISIS would still control an important town in Syria.
The Secretaría de Inteligencia allegedly got its start helping Nazis move to Argentina. It's now a powerful spy agency that the president of Argentina is blaming for the recent murder of a prosecutor, and is trying to disband.
President Obama visited with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known as "India's Obama." The visit started with a precedent-breaking bear hug on the tarmac and has blossomed into a breakthrough on a nuclear deal between the two countries.