Jess Jiang Jess Jiang is a producer for NPR's international podcast, Rough Translation.
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Jess Jiang

Jess Jiang

Producer, Rough Translation

Jess Jiang is the producer for NPR's international podcast, Rough Translation. Previously, Jess was a producer for Planet Money. In 2014, she won an Emmy for the team's T-shirt project. She followed the start of the t-shirt's journey, from cotton farms in Mississippi to factories in Indonesia. But her biggest prize has been getting to drive a forklift, back hoe, and a 35-ton digger for a story. Jess got her start in public radio at Studio 360—though, if you search hard enough, you can uncover a podcast she made back in college.

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A green sweater that Jessie crocheted in China while waiting for Jacquie, her American surrogate, to deliver her baby. Jessie, Reproduced With Permission hide caption

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"People who are stigmatized say they're made to feel that they are the disease themselves," said NPR correspondent Anthony Kuhn of some residents of South Korea, where the government publicizes personal data on COVID-19 carriers. Bernhard Lang/Getty Images hide caption

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The Coronavirus Guilt Trip

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The Planet Money peacock pie, in all its glory. Cameron Robert/NPR hide caption

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We Cooked A Peacock

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After feeling like he belonged more in Japan than the USA, an American 6-year-old drew the Japanese flag when asked to draw the flag of his home country. Autumn Barnes hide caption

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Mom In Translation

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American Surrogate

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After Hurricane Sandy, Many Chose To Move Rather Than Rebuild

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To Lure Patients, Pennsylvania Hospital Refunds Unhappy Customers

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Once Prone To Danger On The High Seas, New System Protects Alaska Fishermen

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