The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
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The Wall Street Journal investigated the home health care industry, which has seen increased growth during the last few years. After studying the data found in "millions of Medicare files," reporters found evidence of fraudulent behavior. Several home health companies including one of the largest - Amedisys Inc. - are "taking advantage of the Medicare reimbursement system" by finding ways to pay themselves more.
The reporters set out to assess the problems children in Cleveland face. They managed to uncover hazards that even the public officials and community activists who had dedicated their careers to these issues. for example, they found that half a million Ohio Children live next door to a toxic waste site. Another finding was that nearly 1 million children live in poor housing, putting them at greater risk for fires, accidents, and environmental health hazards such as lead poisoning and asthma. They also discovered that babies born to teenage mothers are much more likely to be premature, and these babies had cost the state roughly $161 million dollars in five year. Another finding was that children of color were in most danger, they account for about a quarter of all child deaths.
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The Census 2000 Supplementary Survey shows trends in migration by immigrants and domestic migrants (newcomers from other parts of the US). Regions not attracting either group have often experienced a prolonged economic decline or lack natural or cultural amenities that many migrants seek. California has the largest number of foreign-born residents, while Western and Southeastern states tend to attract many domestic migrants. States in the Midwest, Northeast and parts of the South have few migrants and tend to have older, less diverse populations.
This is the story of flight 592, the ValuJet plane that crashed in the Florida Everglades in May of 1996. The author categorizes this crash as a "system accident." Yale sociologist Charles Perrow developed this theory for other fields to explain accidents that may lie beyond the reach of conventional solution. The theory holds that such accidents are born of the confusion that lies within the complex organizations with which we manage our technologies.
Chicago Sun-Times looks into why the United States has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the developed world; reporters examine current research projects and interview health authorities to find out why a higher percentage of babies born in the United States have a low birth weight, Aug. 17 - 20, 1987.