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Behind Debt by Degrees: How Can You Tell If a College Is Helping Poor Students?

Podcast: We take a closer look inside ProPublica’s new interactive database, guided by reporters and developers Sisi Wei and Annie Waldman.

Why It’s So Hard to Know Whether the Murder Rate is Rising

Podcast: ProPublica reporters discuss news suggesting that national homicide rates are on the rise – and debunk dubious theories that have been offered to explain them.

The Roots, Rhetoric and Remedies of Europe’s Migrant Crisis Explained

Did the Famous Desegregation of Yonkers Actually Work?

Podcast: Lisa Belkin, author of “Show Me a Hero,” joins ProPublica senior reporter Ginger Thompson to discuss the real-life civil rights battle behind the HBO miniseries.

‘Dark Money’ Debate: Two Views on Whether the Term is Fair Game

Podcast: ProPublica reporter Robert Faturechi talks with former FEC chairman Brad Smith and Larry Noble of the Campaign Legal Center for their takes on whether journalists should use the term "dark money."

How Yelp is Evolving in the Era of Big Data

Podcast: ProPublica senior reporter Charles Ornstein talks with Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman about our new partnership around health data.

‘Half Bemused, Half Really Afraid’: What It’s Like Reporting on the High Seas

Podcast: New York Times reporter Ian Urbina talks about his latest series, “The Outlaw Ocean.”

The Disturbing Ways America Keeps Up With Its Demand for Meat

MuckReads Podcast: Cezary Podkul and author Sonia Faruqi profile how meat goes from farm to table with little regulation or concern for animal welfare.

Why We’re Investigating the Impact of Agent Orange

Podcast: Some 2.6 million Vietnam veterans are thought to have been exposed to Agent Orange, but for many, the fight for health benefits continues.

We Go Behind the Scenes on Surgeon Scorecard

Podcast: The ProPublicans behind Surgeon Scorecard talk about melding data and traditional reporting.

A Soldier on the Mob Beat

Podcast: Jerry Capeci, Gang Land columnist and longtime reporter for the New York Daily News, on how he began exclusively covering the mob.

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