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 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.
Science May 17International ad campaigns aim to reduce rhino horn demand
While park rangers are fighting the battle with poachers on the ground in South Africa, over the past few years ad campaigns by conservation groups have also been hitting airwaves and websites in consumer countries to discourage the consumption of…