Rebecca Hersher appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Cape Cod journalist Greg O'Brien has always found solace in running, and a diagnosis of Alzheimer's hasn't stopped him. But making it work — for himself and his family — isn't always easy.
Saturday, February 07, 2015
When he was just 15, Michael Calce pulled off one of the biggest hacks in history. Today, Calce works in computer security on the other side, and he says he thinks some good came of his 2000 attack.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Greg O'Brien talks about how his life has changed in the five years since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "More and more I don't recognize people," he says.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Writer Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
As two climbers attempt Yosemite's most daunting cliff face, documentarian Nick Rosen, co-writer and co-director of Valley Uprising, explains the park's history of climbs and culture clashes.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
In the 1920s, working-class women were hired to paint radium onto glowing watch dials — and told to sharpen the brush with their lips. Dozens died within a few years, but Keane quit, and survived.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Between 1981 and 2012, 1 million extra twins were born in the U.S. One economist says all of those twins could be hurting the economy — but another expert points out some perks of twinhood.
Saturday, November 08, 2014
A 65 percent increase in a woman's weight is associated with a 9-percent drop in earnings. A recent study investigated what's behind that "obesity penalty," and why it hits women harder than men.
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Decontee Davis knows how she got Ebola. Her fiance's aunt was gravely ill with a fever, unable to bathe herself. Decontee helped.
A week later, Decontee and her five-year-old son began to feel sick. They both had a fever, chills and severe headaches.
It felt like malaria. "We went to ...
Saturday, October 25, 2014
As Liberians fight Ebola, Americans struggle with fear of the disease.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Moffie Kanneh is angry at the United States. When I meet the Liberian lawyer, he asks immediately where I am from. "Take this back to Washington," he says. "I am extremely furious."
In the days after the death of Thomas Eric Duncan — the Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola in ...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
NPR producer Rebecca Hersher has reported on Ebola from Liberia for the past two weeks. She just returned to the U.S. via Brussels and into Washington Dulles International Airport — the same route flown by Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who went on to Dallas, where he was diagnosed ...
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Monrovia, Liberia's capital, is a city that relies on public transportation — buses, private vans (also known locally as buses), cars and motorcycle taxis. And you can't use any of these options without coming into contact with other people, whether you're jostling in line or wrapping your arms around a ...
Sunday, September 21, 2014
It's Perfectly Normal, a 20-year-old illustrated sex-ed book for kids, is meant to teach children about sexual health, puberty and relationships. It's one of the most banned books in America.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
People with autism often have trouble communicating with police, which can be dangerous — and scary for parents who also worry about racial profiling. Now, some cities are trying to mitigate the risk.