Carol Zall was a producer for The World from 2006-2012. She continues to enjoy working on cultural and literary stories for the program.
Carol Zall was a producer for The World from 2006-2012. As part of The World's daily production team, she produced hundreds of host interviews, on just about every topic imaginable. She's also reported many stories for The World, on topics ranging from genetic genealogy to global fiction, and she continues to enjoy working on cultural and literary stories for the program.
Before working at The World, Zall worked in the Gaelic Department of BBC Scotland, where she was part of the team behind “Eòrpa," an award-winning television program about European current affairs. She also worked on a number of Gaelic radio programs, including a series of radio documentaries which took her all over the Highlands and islands of Scotland.
In addition to her broadcast experience, Zall has worked as a freelance writer and columnist. In 2003, she was named Gaelic Writer of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards for her print journalism – the first time the award was given to a non-native Gaelic speaker.
In the mid-1980s, linguists stumbled upon a kind of natural experiment on language creation — a sign language being used by deaf children in Managua that was only a few years old.
Ian Fleming, died in 1964. But his creation, super spy James Bond, lives on. British writer William Boyd will write the next one. The World's Carol Zall has the story.
Scottish poet Derick Thomson has died at age 90. A Gaelic speaker from the Isle of Lewis, he was one of the foremost Gaelic poets of his day. The World's Carol Zall has a remembrance.