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.
Conflict & Justice
As Americans and many South Vietnamese rushed to leave Saigon in April 1975, journalist Nayan Chanda stayed to see what would happen after the Communist takeover.
A South African satirist cartoonist says mock 'em, get mad at 'em, even remove 'em, but don't destroy the white oppressor statues. There's still things to learn from them.
Arts, Culture & Media
An Iranian-American satirist's take on the nuclear deal with Tehran: "It's like an Islamic marriage: The US now has three wives and none of them get along. One of them is Israel, one is Saudi Arabia, and the other is now Iran, the new wife."
Science, Tech & Environment
It happened on April Fool's Day, but it's no joke: Governor Jerry Brown says California must reduce its water usage by 25 percent. The state's drought, now in its fourth year, is requiring drastic measures, and one man thinks Australia is the place to look for answers.
In becoming the first Nigerian to defeat a sitting president through the ballot box yesterday, Muhammadu Buhari's victory turned into a political flashpoint for African hopefuls determined to set the same precedent in their country.