I am a radio producer for The World. Telling interesting stories from across the globe is what gets me up in the morning. Though I have a love for photography, I’m a worse photographer than I like to admit. Oh and I’m a huge tea drinker.
Arts, Culture & Media
Have you ever noticed the Greek worriers on those historic vases you see in museums? In most cases they're wearing what looks like a mini-dress. They're not just fashion statement, though. Those outfits are actually armor — made out of linen. And they work, too.
Conflict & Justice
One man living in the Gaza Strip describes his family's life as Israeli planes launch airstrikes. Sadly, he says, the return of bombings seems like business as usual for Gazans.
Iraq's Parliament has been able to decide on just one thing in the past few days — and that's to meet at a later time. Politicians haven't been able to choose a speaker or other key positions to form a new government. A former Iraqi government spokesperson says its the worst dysfunction since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iranian women have been forbidden from attending public sporting events. Foreign women are allowed to support their teams in public. So recently some Iranian women snuck into a stadium wearing jerseys showing support for Brazil's volleyball team.
As we celebrate a day of independence here in the US, thousands of miles away, one nation is grappling with a brutal militant group.