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Latest Articles and Investigations from ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

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Latest Articles and Investigations from ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

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More please!

By KenInAtl - Aug 21 2019
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There have got to be more injustices happening, that y’all can report on.

Excellent stories

By sweetjonnyray - Sep 18 2017
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There hasn't been a bad episode yet. Can't recommend enough.

iTunes Ratings

212 Ratings
Average Ratings
183
17
5
2
5

More please!

By KenInAtl - Aug 21 2019
Read more
There have got to be more injustices happening, that y’all can report on.

Excellent stories

By sweetjonnyray - Sep 18 2017
Read more
There hasn't been a bad episode yet. Can't recommend enough.

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The Breakthrough

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Latest Articles and Investigations from ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

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

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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.

Aug 25 2017

18mins

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

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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.

Aug 11 2017

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The Breakthrough: Uncovering NYC Cops Making Millions in Suspicious Deals

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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.

Jun 16 2017

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

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

Jul 14 2017

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

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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.

Jul 28 2017

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The Breakthrough: A Reporter Crosses Borders to Uncover Labor Abuse

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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.

Jun 30 2017

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

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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.

Oct 06 2017

31mins

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The Breakthrough: Hopelessness and Exploitation Inside Homes for Mentally Ill

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

Sep 08 2017

27mins

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

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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.

Sep 22 2017

27mins

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Coming From ProPublica and WNYC: ‘Trump, Inc.,’ the Podcast

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Feb 07 2018

1min

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Coming From ProPublica and WNYC: ‘Trump, Inc.,’ the Podcast

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Feb 07 2018

1min

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The Breakthrough: A Reporter Goes to Ground Zero for Today’s American HIV Epidemic

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Linda Villarosa had spent decades covering the spread of AIDS. She thought she was done. Then, she visited Jackson, Mississippi.

Dec 01 2017

22mins

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The Breakthrough: Used as ‘Guinea Pigs’ by the U.S. Military, Then Discarded

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During World War II, the government subjected thousands of troops to mustard gas tests — and kept it a secret. More than 60 years later, an NPR reporter and researcher helped the men get justice.

Nov 17 2017

30mins

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The Breakthrough: How Journalists in the Virgin Islands Covered the Disaster Happening to Them

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Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed the Virgin Islands within days of each other, leaving almost everyone without power, internet or phones. Still, The Virgin Islands Daily News pressed on.

Nov 10 2017

17mins

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

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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.

Oct 20 2017

27mins

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

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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.

Oct 06 2017

31mins

Play

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

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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.

Sep 22 2017

27mins

Play

The Breakthrough: Hopelessness and Exploitation Inside Homes for Mentally Ill

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Sep 08 2017

27mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Aug 25 2017

18mins

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Aug 11 2017

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Jul 28 2017

Play

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

Podcast cover
Read more

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

Jul 14 2017

Play

The Breakthrough: A Reporter Crosses Borders to Uncover Labor Abuse

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Jun 30 2017

Play

The Breakthrough: Uncovering NYC Cops Making Millions in Suspicious Deals

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Jun 16 2017

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Our Podcast, The Breakthrough, Is Back

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In January, we launched The Breakthrough, which tells the stories behind investigative reporting. And we’re about to start a new season, on June 16.

Jun 09 2017

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We Want Your Thoughts on Our Podcast

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We recently relaunched our podcast, in which journalists tell us how they nailed their biggest stories. Now we want to hear from you.

Mar 11 2017

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