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How the NY/NJ Port Authority Misspent Millions in Federal Money Meant to Cut Air Pollution

Podcast: Six years ago, the two-state agency pledged to reduce emissions from trucks and accepted $35 million in federal dollars to do it. Today, it has little to show for the money it spent. Writer Max Rivlin-Nadler takes ProPublica’s Joaquin Sapien inside his Village Voice investigation.

Uncovering the Stark Disparities Behind School Money

Podcast: NPR reporter Cory Turner details his investigation into school spending inequities.

How Milwaukee Landlords Figured Out How to Collect Rent and Not Pay Taxes

Podcast: Cary Spivak and Kevin Crowe of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel take ProPublica’s David Epstein inside their investigation of how landlords are gaming the system.

How Residents Get Ensnared by NYPD Nuisance Abatement Cases

Podcast: How New York Daily News reporter Sarah Ryley discovered that the NYPD was targeting minority neighborhoods in their enforcement of a law that can boot people from their homes and businesses

Uncovering the Fiction of ‘Farm to Table’ Food

Podcast: How a Tampa Bay Times food critic revealed that many 'locally sourced' restaurants were anything but.

Captive Labor and the Reporters Who Exposed an International Scandal

Podcast: Behind the scenes with the Associated Press reporters who found slavery on the high seas.

Meet the Panama Papers Editor Who Handled 376 Reporters in 80 Countries

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ Marina Walker Guevara joined our podcast, talking about how they handled such a big leak and why some big U.S. outlets passed.

Keeping Tabs on the Hacking Hero Who Became a Criminal Kingpin

Podcast: Evan Ratliff of The Atavist Magazine tells ProPublica reporter David Epstein about reporting (in real time) his weekly series on Paul Le Roux, a programmer turned cartel leader.

How One Reporter Got the Police Shooting Video Everyone Wanted

Podcast: Independent journalist Brandon Smith tells ProPublica senior reporter Julia Angwin how his lawsuit made the Laquan McDonald video public.

Vietnam Vets’ Fight for Benefits Gets New Crowdsourcing Boost

Podcast: ProPublica and Virginian-Pilot reporters share what they’ve learned investigating the impacts of Agent Orange and detail the digital tools they’re using in the effort.

Inside the Immigration Abuses of America’s Little-Known Guest Worker System

Podcast: BuzzFeed reporter Ken Bensinger details his investigation of exploitation in the H-2 guest worker program to ProPublica’s Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein.

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