Stories from Carol Hills
Senior Producer and host.
Carol Hills was part of the original team that created and launched "The World" in 1996. Currently, she is a producer, occasional reporter and host 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.
Over the years, Carol has reported from Cuba, Nigeria, and Vietnam. She was a Knight Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during 2001-2002 and has a master's 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.
Cartoonist Angel Boligán left Cuba 25 years ago but the influences of his upbringing still come through in his drawings.
About 600 asylum-seekers in an Australian offshore detention camp on Papua New Guinea are hunkering down and refusing to leave. The power has been cut off, there's no air conditioning and food is running out.
Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen lives the insider-outsider life of a refugee. His fictional depictions of the effects of displacement has earned him a MacArthur "genius grant."
The French magazine Charlie Hebdo describes itself as a punch in the face. So get ready America, because Charlie Hebdo is coming to town, online and in English.
Equatorial Guinea is both repressive and oil rich but almost everyone there is poor. A cartoonist uses his drawings to point the finger at the country's long-time dictator. But now he's been arrested.
The US agreed to resettle refugees stuck in an Australian-run offshore detention facility. But with the camp slated to be shut down in late October, not a single refugee has been approved.
Some have been freed and some are still in jail in a controversial trial of journalists from Turkey's oldest and most respected independent newspaper.
Will cow dung really help heal a burn? No! Kids in Uganda learn how to assess health claims with the help of comics.
President Trump thought pulling out of the Paris climate accord would make other countries stop laughing at America. It didn't work.
Donald Trump gets a lot of attention for what he says and how he says it. Try putting all those quips and tweets through a Russian language filter and seeing what comes out.