Senior Producer, Reporter, and Global Cartoons Editor
Carol Hills was part of the original team that created and launched "PRI's The World" in 1996. Currently she is a producer and occasional reporter who proudly calls herself a generalist. Carol is interested in everything from US policy options in Afghanistan to the rise in pet ownership in the Middle East. She also has an interest in global humor (yes, sometimes it actually does translate) and produces a weekly narrated slideshow of political cartoons from around the globe. She is loquacious about language too and each month prattles on with colleague Patrick Cox in his podcast, "The World in Words."
Over the years, Carol has reported from Cuba, Nigeria, and Vietnam. She was a Knight Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during 2001-2001 and has a masters degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Carol got her journalistic start in Boston on "The Ten O’Clock News" with Christopher Lydon.
Health & Medicine
Jimmy Carter wants to witness another death before his own, that of the guinea worm, which he has worked tirelessly to eradicate for the past 30 years.
Conflict & Justice
Oscar Pistorius was just two days from spending the rest of his five-year sentence in the comfort of his uncle's house. But South Africa's Justice Minister has scotched that plan.
Conflict & Justice
Thailand suffered one of the worst attacks in its history on Monday. But who is responsible?
After more than half a century, the stars and stripes are flying in Havana, Cuba, once more. Secretary of State John Kerry presided over a flag raising ceremony at the newly re-opened US Embassy to Cuba Friday morning. A hopeful sign of change to come? One Cuban dissident is not so sure.
Science, Tech & Environment
Chemical blasts kill scores of people and destroy a section of an important Chinese port. What safety precautions should be in place to prevent this from happening again — in China or elsewhere.