Frank Langfitt is NPR's international correspondent based in Shanghai. He covers China, Japan, and the Koreas for NPR News. His reports have included visits to China's infamous black jails â€“- secret detention centers â€” as well as his own travails taking China's driver's test, which he failed three times.
Before moving to China, Langfitt was NPR's East Africa correspondent based in Nairobi. He reported from Sudan and covered the civil war in Somalia, where learned to run fast in Kevlar and interviewed imprisoned Somali pirates, who insisted they were just misunderstood fishermen. During the Arab spring, Langfitt covered the uprising and crushing of the reform movement in Bahrain.
Donna Reid, Director of Finance & Administration for Northern Public Radio, is responsible for the day-to-day business and administrative management of the stations.Â There is no shortage of paperwork or people flowing in and out of her office:Â web donationsâ€¦hiring formsâ€¦ budgetsâ€¦financial statementsâ€¦grant applicationsâ€¦EFT transactionsâ€¦invoices...contractsâ€¦ pledge formsâ€¦job descriptionsâ€¦purchase ordersâ€¦work ordersâ€¦Â Itâ€™s believed there's a nice a wood-top underneath it all,Â but fewÂ have ever seen it.Â AsÂ custodian of station dollars through 19 annual audits, itâ€™s no surprise that Marketplace is one ofÂ Donna's favorite programs.