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Carol Hills

Senior Producer, Reporter, and Global Cartoons Editor

Carol Hills was part of the original team that created and launched "PRI's The World" in 1996. Currently she is a producer and occasional reporter 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. She is loquacious about language too and each month prattles on with colleague Patrick Cox in his podcast, "The World in Words."

Over the years, Carol has reported from Cuba, Nigeria, and Vietnam. She was a Knight Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during 2001-2001 and has a masters 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.

Recent Stories

Global Politics

Nigerian president dies

The World's Carol Hills reports that Nigerians are mourning their president, Umaru Yar'Adua, who died last night. There were great hopes for his presidency when he came into office in 2007, but his term was marred by chronic health problems.

Global Politics

The Caucasus and Hollywood

Actor Andy Garcia is in Georgia to play the part of President Mikheil Saakashvili in a film about last year's conflict with Russia. The story is of a journalist and a cameraman caught up in the unfolding drama of the war last August. Carol Hills reports.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz, we were looking for a city in Hungary that held a special picnic 20 years ago today, one that helped tear a hole in the Iron Curtain. The answer is Sopran . The World's Carol Hills tells the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit and Geo Quiz Answer

Carol Hills profiles Jazz quartet Babik. The group, from Buffalo, New York, but are inspired by Belgian Django Reinhardt. For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the European city hosting a rock festival called ?Exit.? The answer is Novi Sad in Serbia.

Conflict & Justice

New homes for the Uighurs

The World's Carol Hills reports on the debate surrounding the relocation of the Guantanamo Uighurs. Many island nations have stepped up to take them in, but it appears that no good deed goes unpunished.

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