Rupa Shenoy is a reporter for PRI's The World. Rupa also created and hosted the podcast Otherhood, based in The World newsroom. She was previously a daily and investigative reporter for Boston Public Radio, and, before that, Minnesota Public Radio, where her reporting on the indefinite detention of civilly committed sex offenders contributed to the state Supreme Court ruling the program unconstitutional. Before making the move to broadcast, Rupa worked at The Associated Press, covering major national events like the arrest of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the murders of Jennifer Hudson's family members, and the election of Barack Obama. Rupa also reported for the Daily Herald, the third-largest Illinois newspaper, where she broke the story of a Superfund site that had been insufficiently remediated, causing high cancer rates in a surrounding neighborhood. She started out as an investigative reporter for the race-and-poverty-focused magazine The Chicago Reporter. Rupa has a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School.
Conflict & Justice
Under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, everyone is entitled to a healthy, adequate standard of living. But from the start, there was a tension within US politics about whether America would submit to international justice.
With midterm elections underway, there’s an international spotlight on a few key races that seem to exemplify divisions between Americans, and across the world. One of those races is for governor of Georgia. There’s a lot the world can learn from the city where Martin Luther King Jr. was born.
Eleven years after arriving in New Hampshire, Safiya Wazir — a former refugee from Afghanistan — is showing other new Americans they can run for office, too.
Will Latino candidates bring out more Democratic voters in Arizona? The answer might depend on how Latinos feel about the border.
In 2015 the government of Ontario, Canada, introduced a landmark new sex ed curriculum, designed to be more inclusive of transgender and gay people. But the program became deeply entangled with politics, and was pulled back by conservatives this summer. As kids head back to school this week, teachers remain at odds with the government over what students will learn.