Anna Kusmer is a reporter and producer at The World focusing on the environment. She creates The Big Fix, The World's weekly look at climate change solutions around the globe. Anna is fascinated by people's complex relationships with nature and is inspired by the diverse solutions for a more just and sustainable world.
Before working at The World, Anna worked as a local news reporter at WGBH in Boston and KQED in San Francisco.
Anna has an MSc in environmental science from McGill University. Outside of work, Anna enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and meeting her neighbors. Anna believes stories can change the world.
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The Ghriba synagogue is the oldest in Africa and is the destination for an annual Jewish pilgrimage on the island of Djerba. The World's Marco Werman spoke with Daniel Lee, a historian of the Jews of France and North Africa at Queen Mary University of London, about the ancient house of worship and an attack there on Tuesday.
"Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands," a graphic novel by Kate Beaton, from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, tells the story of leaving home and joining thousands of others to work in the oil sands of Alberta, Canada. Beaton joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about her experience.
Agnieszka Kosowicz, president and founder of the Polish Migration Forum, spoke to The World's host Marco Werman from Warsaw about the influx of refugees from neighboring Ukraine amid the Russian invasion there.
This past week, UK environmental activist Ella Daish traveled to Switzerland and marched a giant tampon — which is a striped, blue and green tampon sculpture that stands more than 6 feet tall — to Procter & Gamble’s European headquarters in Geneva. She said she wanted to “return” the plastic applicators to the company.
Rebecca Skloot, author of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," spoke to The World's host Marco Werman about her legacy on the 70th anniversary of her death.
Racquel Gates, a professor of film at Columbia University, and the consulting producer and editor for the Melvin Van Peebles Box Set — being released by The Criterion Collection next week — discussed his work, life and legacy with The World's host Marco Werman.
Zandile Ndhlovu is the first Black free-diving instructor in South Africa and the founder of the Black Mermaid Foundation, which aims to change the story of who belongs in the water by spreading awareness online and teaching school kids about the ocean.
Two decades after the attacks of Sept. 11, Muslim Americans revisit their lives in a post-9/11 world. Executive director and chaplain at New York University, Khalid Latif, discusses his experiences with The World's host Marco Werman.
Nearly one-third of people in Afghanistan don't know if they will have a meal each day. Droughts and an approaching winter are worsening the food shortage there. Kaustubh Devale, head of the Food and Agriculture Organization's emergency and resilience program in Afghanistan, discusses the situation with The World's host Marco Werman.
For insight into Kerry's brand of climate diplomacy and the outcome of the talks, The World's host Carol Hills spoke with David Wade, who served as Kerry's chief of staff when the diplomat was secretary of state.
A new study says if global warming continues at its current rate, more than 80% of Emperor penguin colonies will be gone in the next 80 years. Phil Trathan, who co-authored the study, joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the plight of penguins.