Just a quick hello from the domestic airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where I’m waiting to board a flight to Jessore in the south. Some people say Bangladesh is the most vulnerable country in the world when it comes to climate change. I’ll be looking at what communities and non-governmental organizations are doing to get ready for a new world of storms, floods, droughts, salty soils and other unpleasantness. Then I’ll come back to Dhaka to talk to officials, scientists and activists about their priorities, successes and frustrations. Because this is for the “Food for 9 Billion” project, I’ll be asking mostly about food and agriculture.
Plane is boarding – all for now.
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Jonathan Miller is executive director of Homelands Productions, a journalism cooperative specializing in public radio features and documentaries. As a freelance journalist, he has reported from Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the U.S. for NPR, BBC, CBC, American Public Media's Marketplace, Monitor Radio, VOA, Radio Netherlands and Radio Deutsche Welle. He also has written for The New Yorker, Condé Nast Traveler, Parents, American Way, The Christian Science Monitor and many other publications. For 13 years, he lived and worked in the Philippines and Peru.
Jon is currently serving as executive producer of "Food for 9 Billion," a collaborative project of Homelands Productions, the Center for Investigative Reporting, American Public Media's Marketplace, PRI's The World, and PBS NewsHour. He was executive producer of Homelands' award-winning "WORKING" project profiling workers in the global economy (2007-09) and the "Worlds of Difference" series about the responses of traditional societies to rapid cultural change (2002-05).
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