Connie Kargbo has been working in the media field since 2007 producing content for television, radio, and the web. As a field producer at PBS NewsHour Weekend, she is involved in all aspects of the news production process from pitching story ideas to organizing field shoots to scripting feature pieces. Before joining the weekend edition of PBS Newshour, Connie was a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand where she trained Thai English teachers.
Connie’s Recent Stories
Nation May 28How South Dakota is luring attorneys to remote areas
As more and more states struggle with declining rural populations, these areas are experiencing an acute challenge in hiring and retaining lawyers. PBS NewsHour Weekend correspondent Christopher Booker travels to South Dakota to find out about a state program that…
World Mar 19South Africa mulls regulating traditional healers for the modern age
In South Africa, practitioners of traditional medicine, including herbalists, midwives, and faith healers who claim to speak to ancestors, have historically practiced openly and freely. But the government now aims to formally register and regulate the estimated 250,000 self-described healers,…
Nation Feb 20What happens when Wal-Mart leaves small towns behind
The Winnsboro, South Carolina, Wal-Mart Super Center was one of three in the state to shutter its doors last month, joining more than 150 stores nationwide. For 18 years it had served as the town’s center of commercial operations and…
Arts Sep 19Puerto Rican radical group Young Lords retake NYC in museum exhibit
"¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York" explores the civil and human rights activism of Latinos through photography, film and other artwork to showcase the legacy of the Young Lords.
Nation Mar 21Here’s why your March Madness pool is illegal
If you’re a college hoops fan, you've likely been waiting all year for the NCAA's March Madness tournament. You made your picks, filled out your bracket, wagered a few dollars. But it turns out, you're also breaking the law.
Nation Jan 31‘Energy vampires’ are draining your power and money. Here’s what to do about it.
Even when appliances and devices are powered off -- if the devices are plugged in, they're sucking up power. These so-called "vampire electronics" account for five to 10 percent of an average home's energy use.
World Jan 18How exactly do you count Africa’s elephants?
Ask any researcher or conservationist how many elephants are in Africa and you will be hard-pressed to get an exact number. But now, in what is being heralded as the largest survey since the 1970s, scientists will try to answer…
Nation Nov 05Nation’s first soda tax passed in Berkeley
Berkeley residents will now pay more for sodas and drinks with added sugar after voters approved a measure on Tuesday that will tax sugary drinks. Across the bay in San Francisco, a similar measure fell short.
Nation Jul 13Scrapping by: How much metal would it take to make minimum wage?
Although illegal scrapping typically makes the headlines, there are also legal ways to scrap for a living. NewsHour wondered: How much metal would a scrapper need to collect to make the minimum wage?…
Arts Jun 21Violinmaker uses CT scans, 3D lasers to hone craft
Brooklyn violinmaker Samuel Zygmuntowicz has been crafting stringed instruments for about 30 years, and is increasingly using modern tools like computerized tomography and 3D laser vibration scans to perfect his instruments.