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.
Former political prisoner Francisco Marquez says he witnessed beatings and torture during his four months in Venezuelan prison. He's now in the US trying to draw attention to the human rights crisis back home.
Have you been mansplained? Wanna vent about it? If you're in Sweden, you can. Gender specialist operators are standing by.
For nearly 20 years, Rayma Suprani's political cartoons were a must-see for Venezuela's chattering classes. But the humorless Maduro government didn't like them and forced her into exile.
Edvard Munch was a glum, depressed and obsessed artist. Right? Wrong, says the man who created a graphic biography that reveals another side of the painter.
In 2010 cartoonist Sarah Glidden tagged along with journalist friends as they traveled to Turkey, Iraq and Syria to report on those displaced by the war in Iraq. "Rolling Blackouts" features her hand-drawn observations.