Traci Tong was part of the original team that created and launched "PRI's The World" in 1996. Currently she is a producer and director of the daily live show. Her job is to find that perfect person to tell the story and then translate it for the American audience.
Over the years, Traci has worked from Honolulu to Dallas to Boston ... from London to Nairobi ... from Sierra Leone to the Philippines ... and throughout Oceania.
She has sat for interviews with deposed dictators, future US presidents, the Dalai Lama and the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
Traci also serves as the managing editor with NPR's multimedia professional development program for a new generation of multimedia journalists.
Although, truth be told, she would rather be on the water with her standup paddle board or on a Dragonboat.
Business, Economics and Jobs
Some of the fish you buy from your local grocery store may have come from factories in China where North Koreans are working. An investigative team from The Associated Press tracked the products from China to US freezer cases.
Conflict & Justice
Two women accused of poisoning the half-brother of North Korea's leader plead not guilty as their trial began this week. The women say they thought they were participating in a prank for a TV show.
President Donald Trump says if China is not going to solve the nuclear threat from North Korea, he will. This comes ahead of Trump's meeting with the Chinese president this Thursday in Florida.
Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian lawmaker. He was also a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. And he was assassinated in broad daylight on Thursday in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Ukraine's leaders are pointing the finger at Russia.
Conflict & Justice
President Trump's plans for a wall between Mexico and the United States and a travel ban against citizens from six Muslim-majority countries may not be the best way to fix the country's immigration laws. Immigration law professor David Martin, who helped shape immigration policy under the Clinton and Obama administrations, thinks Trump proposals are not the solution.