Rae Ellen Bichell
Rae Ellen Bichell is a journalist based in Helsinki, Finland.
She got an appreciation for audio storytelling as a Kroc fellow at National Public Radio, and a respect for ice swimming and reindeer spine soup as a Fulbright grantee in Finland.
At Yale, she studied anthropology, journalism, and anything that involved handling insects and plants.
Business, Economics and Jobs
Every year thousands of Thai farmers make the trip above the Arctic Circle in Finland to pick berries. Some call the work exploitative, but the farmers keep coming.
Conflict & Justice
How did Finland moved having the highest incarceration rate in Europe to having one of its lowest? Part of the answer lies in its open prisons, where prisoners — even those convicted of crimes like rape and murder — can be gradually eased back into normal life.
Arts, Culture & Media
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät is a Finnish punk rock band. All of the members have intellectual disabilities. But that hasn't kept them from winning the competition to represent Finland in the Eurovision semifinals.