Amanda McGowan is a radio producer for The World. Previously, she was a producer at WGBH News in Boston, where she worked on the daily live news show Boston Public Radio and reported features for WGBHNewsorg.
She has been the recipient of journalism fellowships from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics
Amanda studied history at Harvard and wrote her senior thesis on the cultural significance of nylon stockings. Outside of work, she enjoys oil painting and would be happy to paint your picture.
"Surfing to us is just one more thing in the list of things that has been separated from our cultural heritage, our people and our sovereignty," Kalani Ka‘anā‘anā, with the Hawaii Tourism Authority, told The World.
Art Bites founder Maite Gomez-Rejón uses art from different eras of history to inspire her culinary projects and give her visitors a sensory experience.
Despite tensions in the summit lead-up, the two leaders were overly cordial in their remarks after the meeting. Rose Gottemoeller, lead US negotiator for the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), joined The World's host Marco Werman to offer insight.
Science & Technology
The collection includes a wide variety of items, from Hawking's scientific papers to letters he received from popes and presidents.
We asked The World’s listeners to share what Eid al-Fitr means to them and their families. Here’s what they told us.
Conflict & Justice
Shootings at three Atlanta-area spas last night left 8 people dead; six of the victims were Asian women. Police believe all shootings were committed by the same person who is in custody. The attacks come as violence against Asian Americans is on the rise nationwide. Dr. Michelle Au is a state senator in Georgia, who stepped off the floor of the chamber floor to speak with us.
Along the US-Mexico border, the number of migrants trying to enter the United States is increasing dramatically. Most are being turned away by the US in the name of COVID-19 health precautions. At the same time, the Biden administration is allowing unaccompanied children to enter the United States. Host Marco Werman speaks with Enrique Valenzuela, who works for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico, near the Texas border.
Before password protection or message encryption — or even envelopes — there was something known as “letterlocking" to secure letters from prying eyes.
In Germany, the pandemic has ushered in a new crop of vocabulary words like impfneid, the feeling of resentment that other people are getting vaccinated before you.
Host Carol Hills speaks to NASA aerospace engineer Diana Trujillo, who worked both on the robotic arm of the Perseverance rover and hosted the broadcast.