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.
For decades, millions in India took the political temperature of their country by looking at R.K. Laxman's daily cartoon, published each morning on the cover of The Times of India. His cartoons were so popular that even those politicians skewered by Laxman were honored to have caught his attention. Laxman died Monday. He was 94.
Conflict & Justice
A seasoned war correspondent who thinks he's seen it all negotiates his way into ISIS-controlled Mosul. What he finds is a chilling enthusiasm for killing.
Science, Tech & Environment
Cuba feels like the late 1990s when it comes to Internet access. But if Havana is serious about a real upgrade, it's time to think outside the Socialist box.
Arts, Culture & Media
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is mad about it. Sony Pictures is concerned about it. But North Korean defectors are downright excited about the new Seth Rogen comedy: "The Interview."
Conflict & Justice
Excessive use of force, the death of an unarmed black man in police custody, and a justice system that seems to favor the police. It sounds too familiar to a South African living in New York.