People eat lunch on steps overlooking a waterway in HafenCity. (Wulf Rohwedder/for Keystone Crossroads)
On the Elbe River in Hamburg, Germany, there’s a district called HafenCity. It used to be an active port, inaccessible to residents.
But then the city decided the land was worth more as a neighborhood than a port and turned it into a riverfront district, with modern glass office buildings and apartment complexes, and futuristic looking public spaces.
Now, the hard part: turning that district into a place people actually want to live and work.
More on that in this story from Keystone Crossroads, which I reported during a fellowship to Germany last summer.
Maurice Hinson, a first-year resident who I followed in the weeks leading up to Match Day last year. (Marielle Segarra/WHYY)
In a several-part story for The Pulse, WHYY’s health and science show, I followed medical students who were waiting to find out where they matched into a residency program.
I spent a lot of time with the students, meeting their families and partners, learning about their lives, and even tagging along as they submitted their final ranking lists and went out drinking to celebrate.
I was in the room with them on Match Day as they opened their envelopes and found out where they’ll spend the next few years of their lives.
And I followed up with the new doctors a year later to find out if residency is everything they hoped for.
More in parts one, two, and three of the story.