Amy Bracken is a Boston-based independent reporter and radio producer. She mostly covers migration and all things Haitian but has also reported on religion and human rights, and she likes exploring the history behind current events. She is a graduate of Columbia School of Journalism and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
In the battle to save a species in South Africa, questioning militancy is yielding results.
Leaders are accused of embezzling well over a billion dollars earmarked for social and development projects in Haiti, fueling protests that shut down the country.
The loss of Temporary Protected Status could be devastating for Haitians in the US and their loved ones back home, who are still struggling to recover almost 10 years after a massive earthquake.
Business, Economics and Jobs
The end of Temporary Protected Status for many immigrants threatens the university’s support staff — and many of the campus’s more active union members.
The mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, is still grabbing headlines more than a week after the tragedy, and many of those headlines are overseas. We spoke with two foreign correspondents based in the US about what it's like to cover mass shootings and gun rights for audiences overseas.
The team practices all over Asia and the Middle East. "Our goal is to find safe places outside of Afghanistan," she says, "so everyone who comes to camp can feel safe and can train and feel good about the environment, and focus on football."
These days, the online debates about gun control come with a steroid boost from Twitter bots seeking to divide Americans even further. Host Marco Werman speaks with Erin Griffith, a senior writer at Wired, who wrote about the surge in bot traffic.
Marvel's new superhero movie, "Black Panther," had a premier Tuesday night in Kisumu, Kenya, the hometown of Lupita Nyong'o, one of the film's stars.
Discussing race, religion and gender in France has long been the third rail. And activists who thought things would be different under Emmanuel Macron are sorely disappointed.
In December, three months after Puerto Rico was pummelled by Hurricane Maria, a spokesman for the island's tourism industry declared it was open for business. But much of Puerto Rico is still struggling to get back on its feet. So what's an island lover to do for spring break? Embrace the devastated destinations or give them space to breathe?