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.
British comedian John Finnemore made it his quarantine project to crack "Cain’s Jawbone" — and he succeeded, making him just the third person to solve it in its nearly 90-year history.
The leading global health organization announced a name change to MSI Reproductive Choices because their namesake, Marie Stopes, was a supporter of eugenics. CEO Simon Cooke talks with The World's host Marco Werman about the name change and the future of MSI.
COVID-19: The latest from The World
A new investigation looked at more than 18 million people who took part in 50 studies in the US and UK. The World spoke to Charles Kwaku-Odo with the Caribbean and African Health Network about the study's findings on the virus's inequities.
Arts, Culture & Media
Actor Hamza Haq is the star of “Transplant.” He joined The World’s host Marco Werman from Toronto.
2020 US presidential election
The Carter Center sends teams of election observers all over the world to ensure they're free and fair. This year, the nonprofit is working to encourage transparency and voters' trust in the US electoral process.
Feisal al-Istrabadi, the former Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations, joins The World's host Marco Werman to talk about the potential closure of the US Embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone.
The logbook, recently discovered in a California closet, now has a new home at Georgetown University where it is being preserved by scholars and digitized.
Women & Girls
In the early 1960s, Ginsburg traveled to Sweden, and learned Swedish, to work on a law project with a Swedish scholar, Anders Bruzelius. Her observations of Swedish society opened up her eyes to the possibilities for women's equality in the United States.
Amid the coronavirus, socializing outside with friends and family has been a valuable way to stay connected with people. But as the weather cools in many parts of the US, it may be time for Americans to spend time outside in the cold.
Women & Girls
In the UK, three women are killed every two weeks, and during the coronavirus lockdown, domestic violence dramatically increased as women living with their abusers became trapped.