Both out in the field and in the studio, I provide updates on breaking news and feature stories for podcasts and radio. My works has been heard on NPR's All Things Considered, PRI's Marketplace, CBS Radio, and the BBC's Business Matters, World Business Report and Wake Up To Money.
November 15, 2019
The race to get air taxis in the sky is heating up. More than 100 companies developing electric aircraft are competing to be the first on the market. One German company recently got a step closer to getting the green light when it completed its first manned flight in Singapore. But are regulators and passengers are ready to get on board?
September 2, 2016
The Zika virus has spread far from South America, where the current outbreak began. It's been found here in the United States and also in Southeast Asia. Singapore has confirmed more than 150 cases of Zika, now including a pregnant woman. The U.S. is one of a growing number of countries warning expectant mothers not to visit Singapore.
A media mogul and former host of The Apprentice Indonesia founded the Java Jazz Festival 12 years ago as a way to bring tourists back to Indonesia after a terrorist attack, earthquake and tsunami. But he had a hard time convincing people to come. Then the Godfather of Soul signed on as the first performer and the rest is history.
January 30, 2020
Coronavirus has spread across China and to at least 16 countries globally, including Thailand, France, the US and Australia. More than 130 people have died in China and close to 6,000 have been infected.
December 11, 2019
India's parliament has passed a bill which offers amnesty to non-Muslim illegal immigrants from three neighboring countries. The government, led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), says this will give sanctuary to people fleeing religious persecution. Critics say the bill is part of a BJP agenda to marginalize Muslims.
April 18, 2019
Passengers were stranded in India and around the world after Jet Airways suspended all international flights. India's first private airline is saddled with more than $1bn of debt. It is seeking a financial lifeline to avoid collapse and, on Thursday, grounded 10 planes over unpaid fees to leasing firms.
November 6, 2015
The leaders of China and Taiwan made history when the shook hands for the first time since fighting in a Civil War almost seven decades ago.
October 5, 2015
Parts of Southeast Asia have been suffering from a hazardous haze caused by forest fires in Indonesia. Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from the National University of Singapore says it's having an impact on the economy.
March 29, 2015
Nicholas Figueroa's family never gave up on him until the bitter end. They threw flowers and cheered on the FDNY searching for the 23-year-old man who was on a date at a sushi restaurant where the blast happened. However, their eyes filled with tears after they received a phone call. They then piled into an unmarked car and headed to the medical examiner's office.
February 21, 2015
On the 50th Anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination, his body guard and pallbearer, Peter Bailey, spoke at a memorial in Harlem. He said he remembers the moment like it was yesterday.