Rebecca Hersher

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After Suicides, Greenland Town Mobilizes To Prevent More Deaths

Friday, April 22, 2016

In January, two young men killed themselves in one Greenland town. The country has the world's highest known suicide rate, and people worried these suicides would become a cluster. So they mobilized to prevent more deaths.


How Do You Help Someone Who Is At Risk Of Suicide?

Friday, April 22, 2016

Are there specific things you should say — or not say — to a family member or friend who seems to be potentially suicidal?


Numbers Lie Even More Than Usual In Greenland

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Statistics about Greenland both distort and reveal. The average income is $33,000 — that's definitely "high." Yet in some ways it resembles a developing world country.


The Arctic Suicides: It's Not The Dark That Kills You

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Greenland has the world's highest suicide rate. And teen boys are at the highest risk.


At Arctic Winter Games, Biathlons, Stick Pulls And Sledge Jumps

Saturday, March 12, 2016

At the Olympics of Inuit sports, athletes from Greenland, Alaska, Canada and Russia face off in games like the finger pull and Alaskan high kick. But collaboration is more important than competition.


In The Arctic Circle, The Sun Will Come Up After 58 Tomorrows

Monday, January 25, 2016

The people in a tiny town in Greenland manage to stay (reasonably) happy even without the sun. But they're sure glad to have it back.


Meet The Cool Girls At A High School In Kabul: #15Girls

Thursday, October 15, 2015

They're defying the rules that girls shouldn't get a higher education. But there are obstacles ahead, from pressure to marry young to the lack of slots in the country's universities.


As A Father's Alzheimer's Progresses, Family Learns To Love Him As He Is

Saturday, October 03, 2015

In this installment of NPR's series Inside Alzheimer's, we're sharing a recent video of Greg O'Brien at home on Cape Cod, Mass. A longtime journalist, O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2009.

The first time I interviewed Greg O'Brien, back in January, I asked him what ...


As Alzheimer's Symptoms Worsen, Hard Conversations About How To Die

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Six years after he was diagnosed with both cancer and Alzheimer's, Greg O'Brien is beginning to talk to his doctor, and to his family, about his "exit strategy" for the final years of his life.


Ebola Flashback: Nancy Snyderman's Experience Was Different From Mine

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NBC's former chief health editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, has shared her experience of being quarantined in her New Jersey home last year after reporting on Ebola.

A quick recap from the 3,400-word story that appears with an "as told to Seth Abramovitch" byline in The Hollywood Reporter: Snyderman arrived ...


When Alzheimer's Steals Your Appetite, Remember To Laugh

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Fresh grilled swordfish now tastes like rolled newspapers to Greg O'Brien, an unexpected effect of his Alzheimer's. And shopping without a grocery list is futile. But summer barbecues are still sweet.


When Losing Memory Means Losing Home

Saturday, July 18, 2015

As his Alzheimer's progresses, journalist Greg O'Brien and his wife have decided it's time to leave the home where they raised their three kids. The move is turning up some sweet discoveries.


For Families Of Heroin Addicts, Comfort Comes In Sharing Their Stories

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Parents who have lost children to addiction and overdose gather at a weekly support group south of Los Angeles. In relating their stories, they hope to cope with a pain that's growing all too common.


Seeing What Isn't There: Inside Alzheimer's Hallucinations

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sometimes Greg O'Brien gets a tingling in the back of his brain that tells him a hallucination is coming. Lions. Spiders. Birds. Sometimes the creatures are friendly. Too often, they're not.


Notes On A Month Spent Embedded In Afghanistan

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Producer Rebecca Hersher is just back from a monthlong reporting trip to Afghanistan. She talks to host Arun Rath about her experience.


Oil-Soaked Wildlife Turn Up On California Coast, As Cleanup Efforts Continue

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Workers continue to clean the coastline near Santa Barbara, where some 105,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. Several pelicans, both dead and alive, have been found soaked in oil.


New Fears Among Afghanistan's Minority Hazara Community

Saturday, May 16, 2015

In a prisoner swap this week, a militant group released 19 of 31 Afghan Hazara men kidnapped in February. The kidnapping raised fears in this minority community of being targeted in sectarian attacks.


In Kabul, An Uneasy Springtime Equilibrium

Saturday, April 25, 2015

At the start of Afghanistan's "fighting season," officially declared by the Taliban on Friday, NPR producer Rebecca Hersher meets a group of boys who just want to fly their kites.


Afghan Political Cartoonist Argues His Drawings Should Be More Critical

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Habib Rahman Habib has a very dangerous job in Afghanistan. He is a political cartoonist who has kept drawing through the communists, mullahs, Taliban and into the present government.


Supporting A Spouse With Alzheimer's: 'I Don't Get Angry Anymore'

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Mary Catherine O'Brien says when she first married her husband Greg in 1977, he was funny and outgoing. Alzheimer's disease has stolen much of that, she says, but the two are closer than ever.

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