I am one of the planning editors for PRI's The World, which means I'm constantly thinking about what's going to go on the show tomorrow and the days after that. It's ironic, since I don't consider myself a planner by nature.
I also work with reporters to help them tell stories. Before I arrived at The World, I worked as a producer and writer at WBUR in Boston. I have a masters in science journalism, which comes in handy from time to time. When I'm not at work, I'm happy to tune out the news, by biking, hiking, not cooking, and hanging with my family.
In the mid-20th century, National Brotherhood Week was a huge public relations campaign in the US aimed at promoting tolerance and brotherhood as American virtues. Most people don't remember it anymore.
India has a severe shortage of toilets, something the government of Narendra Modi has pledged to address. Anoop Jain is already working on it. He's an American doctoral student who's building public toilets in one of the poorest states in India.
Two American reporters in East Africa put on their foreign correspondents' hats to cover the issue of race back home.
Inge Rapoport did her doctoral work back in 1930s Germany, but the Nazis kept her from getting her medical degree. “I was quite nervous in my exam," the new doctor says.
Renowned Latino cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is hitting the screen as a writer for a new Seth MacFarlane show set in a town on the US-Mexico border. And while issues of immigration and identity are old stuff for him, he's happy they're getting an airing — especially a sharp-edged one — on TV.