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Spotlight: Stephanie Guyer-Stevens

Spotlight: Stephanie Guyer-Stevens

By Sam Naujokas Stephanie chose Tibetan yak herder nomads as the focus of her piece The Winter Camp for multiple reasons, but the primary one was to create a non-political piece about Tibet and its people. This was also an area of interest because Tibet is one of few lands left in the world where [...]

Spotlight: Bianca Vázquez Toness

Spotlight: Bianca Vázquez Toness

In this journalist spotlight, Bianca Vázquez Toness talks frankly about how her life as an social outsider ultimately turned out to be a good thing, and perhaps is the key ingredient in her decision to become a journalist. Though she also confides that Mumbai, India, where she is currently living, has been the ultimate test of her [...]

Spotlight: Stephanie Hanes

Spotlight: Stephanie Hanes

For Stephanie Hanes, the greatest stories begin as single observations. She finds her stories in the least likely of places such as an advertisement on a billboard or a snippet of conversation. These unassuming sources have led to some of her most fascinating reporting. Hanes is constantly on the lookout, her eyes and ears remain [...]

Beyond Pho: Hanoi, Vietnam

Beyond Pho: Hanoi, Vietnam

Beyond Pho In the United States, Pho is the most well-known Vietnamese dish, but contrary to popular belief it’s not the only dish that comes from Vietnam. In this edition of the Outer Voices Podcast, Mike Ives takes us to the streets of Hanoi to learn about some of the other noodle dishes popular in [...]

The Blind Cow

The Blind Cow

The Blind Cow, Zurich, Switzerland The Blind Cow Restaurant in Zurich, Switzerland, offers up a different dining experience: Guests eat in complete darkness and are served by blind or visually handicapped waitstaff. Facts: The Blind Cow restaurant in Zurich is staffed by the blind and operates in total darkness. The Rev Jorge Spielmann, 37, is [...]

Spotlight: The Farm Bill with Dan Imhoff

Spotlight: The Farm Bill with Dan Imhoff

Hello, Gianluca here, on my second week in the spotlight so we can explore the Farm Bill. I spoke to farmer and author Dan Imhoff about it last week and we talked about what the farm bill actually is and how it started. This week we’re going to explore how this bill that “determines a [...]

Andean Harvest: Quilcas, Peru

Andean Harvest: Quilcas, Peru

Andean Harvest: Quilcas, Peru Potato farmers in Peru grow many hundreds of different potatoes full of diverse nutrients and unique flavors unlike in the United States where we really only see a few varieties of potatoes. For this podcast, Jon Miller takes us to the annual feast day in northern Peru to learn about the traditional Peruvian potato farming [...]

Spotlight: Dan Imhoff

Spotlight: Dan Imhoff

Hello, Gianluca here. To coincide with this new series on food, I’m temporarily commuting from “Gianluca’s Corner” to “Spotlight” to learn about a bill that affects every single person, animal and, to some extent, arable land in America – the Farm Bill. It’s rather timely as the bill expires on September 30th. Conventional wisdom says [...]

Spotlight: Hanna Ingber

Spotlight: Hanna Ingber

For this week’s journalist spotlight, I talked with Hanna Ingber, Breaking News and Social Media Editor for GlobalPost, Hanna has worked as a journalist in Burma, Ethiopia, South Africa, Nepal, Malaysia and Thailand, and most recently India, where she worked as GlobalPost’s Mumbai correspondent for two years. You’ll hear Hanna’s work in our next podcast [...]

Spotlight: Jessica Partnow

Spotlight: Jessica Partnow

Jessica Partnow is a radio journalist whose work has been published by NPR, KUOW, The World and the World Vision Report. She has reported from East Africa, South Asia and the Middle East–and will be traveling to the former Soviet Union in late 2012 to report on politics and everyday life for young people in [...]

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  • Permission to Speak
    Permission to Speak

    [powerpress url="http://outervoices.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/OV_Podcast_Permission_to_Speak.mp3"] [simpleviewer gallery_id="5"] As Burma transitions from dictatorship to democracy, hundreds of political prisoners [...]

  • Spotlight: Bianca Vázquez Toness
    Spotlight: Bianca Vázquez Toness

    In this journalist spotlight, Bianca Vázquez Toness talks frankly about how her life as an social outsider [...]

  • Kindness of Strangers

    [powerpress url="http://outervoices.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/EDITED_KINDNESS_STRANGERS1.mp3"] During the leap year of 2012, Bernadette Russell embarked on a mission to [...]

  • Nose as Destiny
    Nose as Destiny

    [powerpress url="http://outervoices.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/OVPodcast-2-2.mp3"] In this podcast, Greg Warner takes us to Kabul, Afghanistan to learn about [...]

  • In India, Everyone Wants to be an Engineer
    In India, Everyone Wants to be an Engineer

    [powerpress url="http://outervoices.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/OV-Podcast-2.1.mp3"] Indians are obesessed with engineering. The profession is considered one of the most [...]

Water Podcasts

  • Assam, India
    Assam, India

    Boat Clinics on the Brahmaputra: Assam, India The mighty Brahmaputra River separates thousands from adequate [...]

  • Spotlight: Hanna Ingber
    Spotlight: Hanna Ingber

    For this week’s journalist spotlight, I talked with Hanna Ingber, Breaking News and Social Media [...]

  • Delo, Ethiopia
    Delo, Ethiopia

    Water Walkers: Delo, Ethiopia Water Walking is a phenomenon in the developing world where people [...]

  • Spotlight: Jessica Partnow
    Spotlight: Jessica Partnow

    Jessica Partnow is a radio journalist whose work has been published by NPR, KUOW, The [...]

  • Agua Blanca, Bolivia
    Agua Blanca, Bolivia

    Water Scarcity: Agua Blanca, Boliva Agua Blanca is in the Andean highlands in the Apolobomba [...]