O'Sullivan covers politics, Pacific Rim trade, entertainment and other topics. He has reported on the Seattle WTO riots, border issues, environmental and cultural disputes in Alaska, the 1989 Loma Prieta (San Francisco) earthquake, the Columbine high school shootings, and poverty in Los Angeles. Before coming to Voice of America in 1983, Mike was a college teacher and worked in public radio. He completed a Ph.D. in Religion and Social Ethics at the University of Southern California in 1981, taught in the California State University system and, for three years, at a public women's university in Japan.
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