Jessica Yarmosky is a producer for The World. Her background is in teaching and education policy, but her stories run the gamut from questionable Olympic logos to the safety of public transit workers. Previously, she worked on NPR's Education Desk and at Morning Edition in Washington, DC.
She is a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop and has a master's in education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
The Booker Prize-nominated novelist was arrested at a political demonstration last week against Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government.
President Nicolás Maduro's government has accused more than 20 lawmakers of treason and conspiracy or similar crimes, most recently on Monday. The World's Marco Werman speaks with opposition politician Juan Andrés Mejía, who recently fled to the US to avoid being detained by Maduro's regime.