I am one of the planning editors for PRI's The World, which means I'm constantly thinking about what's going to go on the show tomorrow and the days after that. It's ironic, since I don't consider myself a planner by nature.
I also work with reporters to help them tell stories. Before I arrived at The World, I worked as a producer and writer at WBUR in Boston. I have a masters in science journalism, which comes in handy from time to time. When I'm not at work, I'm happy to tune out the news, by biking, hiking, not cooking, and hanging with my family.
Russia is eagerly watching the Scotland referendum on independence. Russia media portray it as a validation of the March vote in Crimea for self-determination. But Moscow-based reporter Charles Maynes tells Marco Werman that Russia's government is less eager to embrace self-determination inside its own borders.
Conflict & Justice
South Africa kept recordings of Nelson Mandela's famous Rivonia speech. But no one could hear them because they were on dictabelts. And then South Africa's last remaining dictaphone machine broke.
Lifestyle & Belief
Yulia Simonova is a 30-year-old disability advocate in Russia. She's used a wheelchair since she was 10 years old. She says she sees a lot of changes in Russia since then. For one thing, people with disabilities are more visible.
Recent studies suggest that male circumcision can provide some protection against HIV infection. Health officials in Uganda would like to promote male circumcision as part of a campaign to reduce HIV/AIDS. But Uganda's president doesn't support the idea