Corinne Ramey

by Corinne Ramey

In the favelas, or slums, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, unnamed streets meander through the hillsides. There are hospitals, coffee shops and restaurants, none of which appear on a map. Mail carriers struggle to deliver letters to homes without addresses. A new project by Rede Jovem, a Brazilian non-profit that loosely translates to “Youth Net,” […] more »

by Corinne Ramey

Cricket game in Pakistan In the United States, high-end smartphones like the iPhone and BlackBerry don’t have built-in radios. But in Pakistan, even the cheapest cell phones, which don’t have cameras or other features, come with the ability to listen to FM radio. Every day, and especially during cricket matches, people walk the streets with […] more »

by Corinne Ramey

Is the iPhone app Public Radio Player the good guy or the bad? The critics aren’t so sure. Marshall Kirkpatrick’s post on ReadWriteWeb, “How One iPhone App Could Save Public Radio” took the super-hero stance, but Rafat Ali opted for the villain with “Public Radio Dangerously Close To Making Public Radio Obsolete” on PaidContent. Public […] more »