Lidia Jean Kott
Lidia Jean Kott is a former producer of the BBC World Service program Boston Calling, and also formerly a producer for PRI's The World.
An English teacher in Spain might be responsible for convincing the Beatles to include lyrics in the liner notes on their albums.
The protests in Charlottesville drew a large crowd of counter-protesters — people opposed to the racism, white nationalism and other forms of hate espoused by many of the protesters who came for the "Unite the Right" protest.
The World's Lidia Jean Kott was in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.
There's been such a huge influx of asylum-seekers — mostly Haitians coming from the US into Canada — that the facilities normally used to house new arrivals have run out of space.
This month, the women's national team went to England to compete in the Lacrosse World Cup, and they were able to travel on their tribal passports, which is a big deal.
This week on The World in Words podcast, producer Lidia Jean Kott cracks open a case of fortune cookie theft. How did fortunes become a staple at Chinese restaurants in the US? And why are fortune cookie fortunes never really fortunes?
One year after a terrorist attack in Nice, the city is still on edge.
“It’s a tried and true playbook," says political scientist Brian Klaas, "for leaders who do not want to take criticism."
Stanley Greene, one of the few African-American photojournalists who worked internationally, wanted to jolt people out of their comfort zones.
"He hoovers his food. He’s not someone who really enjoys the pleasure of the table," says Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema.