Rachel Gotbaum is a radio journalist with two decades of experience.
Rachel Gotbaum is a radio journalist with two decades of experience. Her expertise is in health and science. She has won numerous national awards for her documentaries and features on end of life care, Alzheimers disease, AIDS, stem cell science, Primary Care doctors and the country's only successful merger of a public and private hospital.
She created the first web cast for The New England Journal of Medicine, where her interviews included President Jimmy Carter talking about efforts to eradicate guinea worm disease world-wide, to an Iraqi whose job was to count civilian casualties of the war, to an Atlanta doctor who aids in prison executions, to an recent American veteran of the war in Afghanistan who was blinded by a roadside bomb, but dreams of becoming a fireman. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian, CBC, BBC, NPR, Kaiser Health News,The Atlantic and American Public Media.
One of her favorite stories she reported is about a clinic in downtown Boston that treats the feet of homeless people.
When she is not covering sex and death, she will jump at any chance to do a story about food. In 2002, she interviewed Julia Child in her Cambridge kitchen before she donated it to the Smithsonian.
A no-fly zone would basically commit NATO to shoot down all Russian planes that violate the airspace within the no-fly zone, explained Rachel Rizzo, a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council's Europe Center. "And a no-fly zone can't just be established, it has to be enforced," Rizzo told The World.
The World's reporter Elana Gordon hosted a discussion on the pandemic's effects on children's mental health with Karestan Koenen, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
"There are a lot of people, particularly in developing countries, that have not had the opportunity to have vaccines," James Love tells The World's host Marco Werman. "And so, a treatment like this will really be important."
As part of The World's series of conversations on the coronavirus pandemic with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion about a pandemic ceasefire to vaccinate people in conflict zones.
Regina Rabinovich, the director of the Malaria Elimination Initiative at ISGlobal and a visiting scholar at Harvard University, joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the advancement.
There probably won't be any golf diplomacy when China's president holds his first face-to-face meeting with his new American counterpart this week.
More than 100 gay men in Chechnya have been arrested and tortured, and some were killed by police, a local report says.
Until a few years ago, farmers could fix and upgrade their own large farm equipment, including tractors. But that's changed as tractors have become more high-tech.
To Chef Eric Ripert, a Buddhist and author of "32 Yolks, From My Mother's Table to Working the Line," a trip to monasteries in South Korea has led to a spiritual awakening.