Stories from Carol Hills
Senior Producer, Reporter, and Global Cartoons Editor
Carol Hills was part of the original team that created and launched "PRI's The World" in 1996. Currently she is a producer and occasional reporter 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. She is loquacious about language too and each month prattles on with colleague Patrick Cox in his podcast, "The World in Words."
Over the years, Carol has reported from Cuba, Nigeria, and Vietnam. She was a Knight Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during 2001-2001 and has a masters 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.
You thought it was 2016. But in Bolivia, Aymara New Year just rang in 5524. President Evo Morales reaches way back to pre-Columbian times as a way to update his culture.
Arts, Culture & Media
Cartoonists around the globe drew a collective gasp after the Brexit vote. Then they drew these cartoons.
Health & Medicine
Bhutan had a serious street dog problem that was turning off high-end tourists and spreading rabies. So the Buddhist kingdom did something no other country in the world has done: carried out a nationwide spay/neuter and vaccine program.
Science, Tech & Environment
The operation to remove tigers from a notorious temple run by Buddhist monks is ongoing, and the grim discoveries are piling up.
For decades Bill Cosby was not only an American icon but a global one. In apartheid South Africa in the 1980s, "The Cosby Show" was in fact the most popular TV program among white South Africans.