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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.

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Excellent stories

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

Outstanding reporters real journalists

By Zofrog - Jul 24 2017
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The best in depth reporting. Everyone should take a listen.

iTunes Ratings

195 Ratings
Average Ratings
171
15
4
1
4

Excellent stories

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

Outstanding reporters real journalists

By Zofrog - Jul 24 2017
Read more
The best in depth reporting. Everyone should take a listen.
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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.

Rank #1: 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
18 mins
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Rank #2: 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
22 mins
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Rank #3: Coming From ProPublica and WNYC: ‘Trump, Inc.,’ the Podcast

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Feb 07 2018
1 min
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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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
30 mins
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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: 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
27 mins
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Rank #10: 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
31 mins
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