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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.

Podcast: Why Settlements Don’t Fix Wrongful Convictions

Senior Editor Joe Sexton talks about Jabbar Collins’s $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 state’s denial of his Freedom of Information request and a source’s 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.

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