Jennifer Strong is an independent journalist whose work has been heard on PRI's The World, The Wall Street Journal This Morning, NPR Newscast, Marketplace, and more.
Jennifer Strong is an independent journalist. Her work has been heard on The Wall Street Journal This Morning, NPR Newscast, Marketplace, WCBS New York, XM Satellite Radio, KABC Los Angeles, PRI’s The World, Dow Jones Money Report, and WLS Chicago. She produced NPR’s Motley Fool Radio Show and spent five years on-air at NPR member station WAMU in Washington, DC. She is a member of the Broadcast Committee of the National Press Club and an anchor of its podcast, Update One. She has a graduate degree in public affairs journalism from American University and recently completed a Knight Science Journalism workshop at MIT.
What unfilled positions, new leadership, low morale and proposed budget cuts could mean for US foreign policy.
On Capitol Hill and within federal agencies, a so-called “turf war” exists about who should be running drone strikes — the Pentagon or the CIA. This information is almost entirely hidden from public view.
Jersey City already boasts one of the lowest urban 911 response times in the US. But the city and its hospital have set an aggressive new goal that aims to respond to emergency calls in under two minutes. That’s unheard of in this country, but not in Israel.
Anti-poaching advocates have tried all manner of ways to get people to stop purchasing illegal animal products, from celebrity ads to staged, public destruction of ivory caches. In June 2015, the US government made a very public display of crushing a ton in front of thousands of onlookers in Times Square. Yet poachers are still finding a market for illegal ivory on American streets, thanks to the US’s confusing and hard-to-enforce poaching laws.
In the face of sequester budget cuts, the American military is shrinking significantly. Normally associated with peacetime adjustments, downsizing during wartime is unheard of. For some officials, such as Acting Deputy Secretary Christine Fox, this is cause for concern.