Evan Osnos and Max Pinckers
Grantee Evan Osnos takes us behind the scenes of his remarkable reporting trip to North Korea in this video for The New Yorker. Among other things, Evan talks about the political significance of Kim Jung Un’s unusual haircut and how former NBA star Dennis Rodman became “one of the best-known conduits to the North Korean supreme leader.” Last week, as North Korea launched yet another provocative missile test, Evan gave extended interviews about the Hermit Kingdom’s nuclear ambitions to Charlie Rose (PBS) and Fresh Air’s Terry Gross (NPR).
At the dawn of the nuclear age, thousands of prospectors with department store Geiger counters descended on frontier towns like Tuba City, AZ. Grantee Ben Mauk, in this superb story for Harper’s, reports on how the U.S. uranium industry went boom, then bust.