Jennifer Goren helps manage the planning desk for PRI's The World.
I am one of the planning editors for PRI's The World, which means I'm constantly thinking about what's going to go on the show tomorrow and the days after that. It's ironic, since I don't consider myself a planner by nature.
I also work with reporters to help them tell stories. Before I arrived at The World, I worked as a producer and writer at WBUR in Boston. I have a masters in science journalism, which comes in handy from time to time. When I'm not at work, I'm happy to tune out the news, by biking, hiking, not cooking, and hanging with my family.
In the mid-20th century, National Brotherhood Week was a huge public relations campaign in the US aimed at promoting tolerance and brotherhood as American virtues. Most people don't remember it anymore.
Freelance fighters are raising money for spy drones. Spin doctors are manufacturing false stories. Welcome to Ukraine's cease-fire, a term that makes people on both sides of the line laugh.
Vladimir Putin almost never talks publicly about his family. But now a Russian journalist has identified her as a competitive dancer.
Neither the occurrence of a terrorist attack nor the deaths of people who were widely loved was easy for France to bear on Wednesday. But as people gather in French cities to mourn, there are hopes that the attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper will help spark a conversation about radicalism in France.
Edward Snowden's biggest legacy may not come from changed laws or powers — it may just be the way that the debate over privacy has forced big companies like Apple and Google to safeguard its customers' information in more ways.
Every year in South Korea, high school seniors are faced with the biggest challenge of their young lives — college entrance exams. Teens are told their whole futures depend on how well they score, and the entire country works to accommodate the stressed out test takers.
After serving in the military as a man for nearly two decades, Caroline Paige became the Royal Air Force's first openly transgender officer in 1998. She says her colleagues have accepted her like any other officer, and she wants to help lift bans on transgender people serving in places like the United States.
Russia is eagerly watching the Scotland referendum on independence. Russia media portray it as a validation of the March vote in Crimea for self-determination. But Moscow-based reporter Charles Maynes tells Marco Werman that Russia's government is less eager to embrace self-determination inside its own borders.
South Africa kept recordings of Nelson Mandela's famous Rivonia speech. But no one could hear them because they were on dictabelts. And then South Africa's last remaining dictaphone machine broke.
In Venezuela, new cars are so scarce that they appreciate in value the minute you drive off the lot.
Yulia Simonova is a 30-year-old disability advocate in Russia. She's used a wheelchair since she was 10 years old. She says she sees a lot of changes in Russia since then. For one thing, people with disabilities are more visible.