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The Breakthrough: Curiosity Drove Her to Call 1,000 People

10/20/2017
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Buzzfeed’s Rosalind Adams set out to learn why America’s largest psychiatric hospital chain was under investigation. Source by source, she built a case that Universal Health Services was locking up people for profit.

Duration: 00:27:13


The Breakthrough: How a Reporter Uncovered Widespread Russian Meddling — In the Olympics

10/6/2017
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New York Times reporter Rebecca Ruiz scored a confession from a Russian doctor at the center of a doping scandal that spoiled the 2014 Winter Games.

Duration: 00:31:10


The Breakthrough: A Reporter Finds a Man Proven Innocent, But Still Guilty in Eyes of the Law

9/22/2017
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ProPublica’s Megan Rose tells the story of a Las Vegas circus performer, a drifter and an ambitious prosecutor tangled in a case of wrongful conviction.

Duration: 00:27:24


The Breakthrough: Hopelessness and Exploitation Inside Homes for Mentally Ill

9/8/2017
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A reporter finds that homes meant to replace New York’s troubled psychiatric hospitals might be just as bad.

Duration: 00:27:49


The Breakthrough: Behind the Scenes of Hillary Clinton’s Failed Bid for President

8/25/2017
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Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes didn’t know their book would be called ‘Shattered,’ or that their extraordinary access would let them chronicle the mounting signs of a doomed campaign.

Duration: 00:18:42


The Breakthrough: How a Small News Outlet Brought Down the State Hero

8/11/2017
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VTDigger’s Anne Galloway was suspicious the moment she heard about a too-good-to-be-true development. She didn’t know how right she was.

Duration: 00:24:35


The Breakthrough: Reporting on Life and Death in the Delivery Room

7/28/2017
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ProPublica reporter Nina Martin and her team used social media and old-fashioned shoe leather to show how the U.S. has the worst maternal death rate in the developed world.

Duration: 00:21:26


The Breakthrough: How an ICIJ Reporter Dug Up the World Bank’s Best Kept Secret

7/14/2017
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Sasha Chavkin chased it down across three continents, and into places he was warned weren't safe.

Duration: 00:26:08


The Breakthrough: A Reporter Crosses Borders to Uncover Labor Abuse

6/30/2017
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ProPublica’s Michael Grabell travels from the heart of Ohio to the mountains of Guatemala to track down immigrant workers harmed in American poultry plants.

Duration: 00:22:17


The Breakthrough: Uncovering NYC Cops Making Millions in Suspicious Deals

6/16/2017
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On our first episode of this season’s The Breakthrough, we talk with WNYC’s Robert Lewis tells us how his reporting triggered an internal investigation of suspicious dealings made by active-duty New York police officers.

Duration: 00:17:25


The Breakthrough: How Reporters Really Use Unnamed Sources

2/24/2017
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The most influential reporting on the Trump administration has relied on unnamed sources. Here’s the story behind them.

Duration: 00:16:26


The Breakthrough: Uncovering the FBI’s Secret Rules

2/17/2017
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Watchlists, informants and social media investigations. What exactly are FBI agents allowed to do?

Duration: 00:20:26


The Breakthrough: Reporters Examine Murder Where Cops Struggle to Curb It

2/10/2017
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How a team of New York Times reporters chronicled every homicide in a Bronx precinct and what they learned about policing.

Duration: 00:20:00


The Breakthrough: The $2 Drug Test

1/6/2017
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We’re relaunching our podcast with a new format and new name, starting with three special episodes. This week: how ProPublica reporters discovered police departments nationwide use a $2 test for detecting drugs that can send innocent people to jail.

Duration: 00:26:15


Introducing Our New Podcast: The Breakthrough

1/6/2017
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We’re relaunching our podcast with a new format and new name, starting with three very special episodes.

Duration: 00:02:02


How We Found a Pro-Trump Group Blew Past Campaign Finance Laws

12/16/2016
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We talked with ProPublica reporter Robert Faturechi about America Comes First, which appears to have violated legal deadlines and caps on contributions.

Duration: 00:14:13


What You Need to Know About Authoritarianism

12/12/2016
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Podcast: We spoke with Amanda Taub, who delved deep into the research on what prompts people to support authoritarian leaders.

Duration: 00:20:27


How Journalists Need to Go Beyond Fact Checking Trump

12/5/2016
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Podcast: We spoke with political science professor Brendan Nyhan about President-Elect Trump's lies and how reporters should handle them.

Duration: 00:18:21


How Journalists Need to Begin Imagining the Unimaginable

11/23/2016
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In this week’s podcast, journalist Masha Gessen, who spent years reporting from Putin’s Russia, shares her thoughts on what journalists should be on watch for with the incoming U.S. administration.

Duration: 00:29:11

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