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.
Boston's Franklin Park Zoo partners with The World to name its newest, and possibly, cutest addition to the zoo.
Germany says it has uncovered American spies, and Chancellor Angela Merkel is "unamused." But even after the Germans ordered the removal of a CIA official in Berlin, the flap is unlikely to change much in the US-German relationship.
The Magna Carta turns 800 next year. Some British politicians believe it's a wonderful document, but they'd like to see their country get a proper constitution.
Brazil lost big during Tuesday's World Cup semi-final against Germany. It's only a game — but for Brazilians it took on much greater meaning, both personal and political.
The Argentine soccer superstar Alfredo Di Stefano also known as the 'Blond Arrow' passed away on Monday at 88-years-old.