Podcast: When U.S. Companies Help the NSA10/20/14
Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson on blurring borders in an Internet age and the tension between national security and personal privacy.
Podcast: The Racial Disparity in Fatal Police Shootings
The FBI's data on fatal police shootings has its flaws but it illustrates an undeniable truth: black teens have an outsize risk of being shot and killed by law enforcement.
Podcast: Your Privacy for a Sweet Treat
Lois Beckett talks with Stephen Engelberg, Julia Angwin and Justin Elliott about why hundreds of people at a street fair gave up sensitive information in exchange for a cookie.
Podcast: How ‘Wee Things’ Make a Big Difference in Design
ProPublica's Lena Groeger and Nicole Collins Bronzan discuss how people read and interpret small visual forms, how tiny details help us make sense of information and how we can use wee things to design better graphics, interactives and experiences on...
Podcast: How Insurers Are Charging You More for Your Generic Drugs
Some insurers are starting to charge patients more out of pocket for generic drugs, including those that treat chronic illnesses like epilepsy and diabetes. Increased co-payments can limit options for such patients. Charles Ornstein discusses what...
Podcast: In Big Tobacco Cash, a Boon Turned Burden
Reporter Cezary Podkul on why states deals with investors yielded money upfront but problematic debts later.
Podcast: Guns, PTSD, and the ‘Data-Free Debate'
ProPublica Reporter Lois Beckett explores shooting victims trauma and the politics that stifle the research and treatment they need.
Podcast: Louisiana’s Shrinking Coastline
At the current rate of land loss, the Louisiana wetlands ecosystem that took nature 7,000 years to build may be destroyed within one generation. ProPublica's Al Shaw, Scott Klein and Steve Engelberg discuss the economic and environmental implications.
Why Settlements Don’t Fix Wrongful Convictions
Senior Editor Joe Sexton talks about Jabbar Collinss $10 million settlement with New York City and the long road to an end to prosecutorial misconduct.
Podcast: The Pitfalls of Drug Testing in Sports
Reporter David Epstein explains the various doping methods athletes use to increase their performance and why drug testing always seems a step behind.
Podcast: Move America Forward’s Ties to Political Consulting Firms, PACs
Kim Barker discusses how Move America Forward, a pro-troop charity run by prominent Tea Party figures, has paid millions to firms run by men behind the group and seems to be subsidizing three conservative political action committees.
Podcast: What to Look for in Federal Release of Payments From Big Pharma
Senior reporter Charles Ornstein on the significance of the data due to be made public next month under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act.
Podcast: ‘No Credit? Need Credit?’ It’ll Cost You
Reporter Paul Kiel talks about the ways installment-loan lenders skirt the law to get customers on the payment treadmill and then into court.
Podcast: Glaser, Cuomo, and the Refusals That Made the Story
Justin Elliott on how his conflicts-of-interest investigation was aided, not hindered, by the states denial of his Freedom of Information request and a sources Twitter attacks.
Podcast: Dispatches from Freedom Summer
ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones shares the backstory to her personal essay, "Ghosts of Greenwood," and why she chose to highlight the city's violent past.
Podcast: What Design Can Do for Investigative Journalism
ProPublica's new design director, David Sleight, discusses what he plans to bring to our deep-dive investigations.
Podcast: Mapping the NSA’s Spying
Julia Angwin talks about the challenges of tracking the ever-changing surveillance landscape. Among them: limited information and semantic games.
Podcast: Restraints and Seclusion in Public Schools
ProPublica's Heather Vogell and Eric Umansky discuss how a lack of federal regulation allows public schools to physically restrain children or isolate them in rooms against their will even in non-emergency situations.
Podcast: The ‘Arms Race’ to Hyperspecialize in Youth Sports
ProPublica's David Epstein explains how kids who specialize in one sport are more likely to experience serious injuries, early burn-out and a lower level of athletic success.
MuckReads Podcast: The Peril of Whistleblowing on Wall St.
William D. Cohan joins Jake Bernstein to talk about financial regulation in the face of a big-bank culture of self-preservation above all.
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