When I was a kid my favorite record was a collection of sounds of the city: sirens, cooing pigeons, jack hammers, bicycle bells, dogs barking, horns honking, etc. I would play this record, much to the sheer agony of my parents, ad nauseum, making up a story for each sound. I like to think that was the first hint of a career in public radio. I joined The World's newsroom in 2013 after working as an independent producer/reporter. Prior to that I had a penchant for joining corps; first the Peace Corps in Romania and then traveling around the U.S. in an Airstream trailer as a facilitator for StoryCorps. When I'm not enlisting in yet another corps, you may find me baking pie, eating pie, and pretty much thinking about pie.
Health & Medicine
Facebook and Apple made headlines by announcing they would include egg-freezing as a benefit for female employees. But in Israel, reproductive technologies like egg-freezing and In Vitro Fertilization are encouraged and even sponsored by the state healthcare system.
Business, Finance & Economics
How should a woman ask for a raise? She shouldn't, said Microsoft's CEO at recent women's tech conference. But if that sounds shocking, it wasn't for many Indian women who have been told throughout their lives to keep quiet while the men are encouraged to get ahead.
Arts, Culture & Media
Cuban-American actress Elizabeth Peña died on Wednesday in Los Angeles at the age of 55. Fans remember her for taking on those "tent pole" roles that moved her out of stereotypical Latina characters and into the mainstream.
Arts, Culture & Media
Some words, we often say, just can't be translated into another language. Michael Wood, one of the editors of the "Dictionary of Untranslatables," says that's just not true — you can translate anything. But even "untranslatable" itself is a word with many meanings.
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on Friday to 17-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, the now-famous advocate for education, but it wasn't her prize alone. Few people know of Kailash Satyarthis, the Indian anti-child labor activist who shared the award with her.