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.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has given the Nobel Peace Prize to journalists for the first time since 1935. Sofia Tomacruz, who works at Rappler with one of this year's two winners, Maria Ressa, joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the significance of the announcement.
"A is for Angicos," a new documentary by filmmaker Catherine Murphy, looks back at the pioneering work of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire.
"I Am Samuel" documents a true story about love, family and acceptance, made by Kenyan filmmaker and journalist Peter Murimi. He joined us from London to discuss his government's ban on his film and how he plans to appeal it.
After spending time in a maximum security prison in Havana, artist and activist Hamlet Lavastida has been exiled to Poland by Cuba's government. Tania Bruguera, a senior lecturer in media and performance at Harvard University, joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the plight of Cuban artists.
Real estate giant Evergrande, which faces over $300 million in debt, says it will pay interest due Thursday to bondholders in China, but gave no sign of plans to pay on a separate bond abroad. Jeremy Goldkorn, editor-in-chief of SupChina, joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the situation.
"They are literate, they can read and they can write and are generally very young," says Waleed Kakar, editor of the Afghan Eye, about the Taliban today. He discusses the sociological makeup of the group with The World's host Carol HIlls.
Author François Godement discusses the new addition to China's school curriculum with The World's host Marco Werman, saying it's a mix of different ideologies.
Welton Chang, who is the chief technology officer at Human Rights First, and is also a former intelligence officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, discussed the situation with The World's host Marco Werman.
Iván Ghezzi, an archeologist and the director of the Chankillo project that was awarded the honor, discusses how the centuries-old system operated, and how it's still precise to this day.
Several months ago, Bangladeshi radio personality R. J. Apu, who grew up reading the comics throughout the 1990s — and whose actual name is Zahidul Haque Apu — created cover art that shows Tintin in various cities across the country.