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.
Over 30 years, Chuck Blazer almost single-handedly built up the stature and visibility of soccer in the United States, but along the way he bilked FIFA out of millions.
Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of migrants from Burma and Bangladesh are currently stranded at sea after being abandoned by their ships’ crews. And while nations like Thailand and Malaysia are refusing to let them land, at least some of the migrants — the Rohingya people — have nowhere to go.
As Americans and many South Vietnamese rushed to leave Saigon in April 1975, journalist Nayan Chanda stayed to see what would happen after the Communist takeover.
A South African satirist cartoonist says mock 'em, get mad at 'em, even remove 'em, but don't destroy the white oppressor statues. There's still things to learn from them.
An Iranian-American satirist's take on the nuclear deal with Tehran: "It's like an Islamic marriage: The US now has three wives and none of them get along. One of them is Israel, one is Saudi Arabia, and the other is now Iran, the new wife."
It happened on April Fool's Day, but it's no joke: Governor Jerry Brown says California must reduce its water usage by 25 percent. The state's drought, now in its fourth year, is requiring drastic measures, and one man thinks Australia is the place to look for answers.
In becoming the first Nigerian to defeat a sitting president through the ballot box yesterday, Muhammadu Buhari's victory turned into a political flashpoint for African hopefuls determined to set the same precedent in their country.
Making fun of Africa may be an effective way to bring attention to Africa. That's the goal of a new satire show, What's Up Africa, co-produced with the BBC.
What happens when you or a family member or loved one receives a diagnosis of a life threatening illnesses? These diagnoses may come with treatment attempts and hospital stays. What they may not include are honest and open conversations about the final stages of life.
Student protesters in Myanmar get kicked around by thugs, and overnight a Facebook page emerges with cartoons depicting the violence. It's not exactly justice, but it's a start for the country's student demonstrators.