Jessica Yarmosky is a producer for The World. Her background is in teaching and education policy, but her stories run the gamut from questionable Olympic logos to the safety of public transit workers. Previously, she worked on NPR's Education Desk and at Morning Editionin Washington, DC.
She is a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop and has a master's in education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Space junk — debris from defunct satellites and other man-made items — is a growing problem. Wooden satellites, an idea spearheaded by astronaut and professor Takao Doi of Kyoto University, may be the solution.
Since the tragic events of Sept.11, 2001, national security analysts say intelligence agencies have improved on information sharing, but that Trump administration policies have discouraged reliance on their reports.
Semenya won't get to defend her title at next year's Olympics unless she takes medication to lower her testosterone levels. But her lawyer says "there's absolutely no way that she will take any medicine or hormonal interventions at all."
The history of white supremacy is complex and the meaning of that term often disputed. But if people, by association, are part of a larger structure in which whites dominate, is it appropriate to call them "white supremacists"?
Taiwan has kept its COVID-19 numbers low compared to other countries: It has seen fewer than 500 cases and seven deaths. Much of that success has been attributed to Taiwan's approach to technology, led by the government's digital minister Audrey Tang.
The video chat app allows a sighted volunteer to help out with reading thermostats, matching outfits or troubleshooting technology.
The Booker Prize-nominated novelist was arrested at a political demonstration last week against Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government.
President Nicolás Maduro's government has accused more than 20 lawmakers of treason and conspiracy or similar crimes, most recently on Monday. The World's Marco Werman speaks with opposition politician Juan Andrés Mejía, who recently fled to the US to avoid being detained by Maduro's regime.