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:
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:
Search results for "broadcast licenses" ...
The right to vote may have been illegally taken away from thousands of qualified citizens in Harris County, Texas. A Republican politician was found to prevent potential voters from getting on the voting rolls in an attempt to stop Democratic candidates from winning.
This report examined human exposure to pesticides applied by licensed applicators and how those violations of law are investigated by the state Department of Agriculture. The report documented cases where the state agency ignored violations of state and federal law. In other cases violators were simply notified of the violation by the Agriculture Department; no penalties were assessed.
"..the advent of the information economy has turned the FCC from a minor D.C. player into one of the government's most powerful agencies. As the de facto czar of the nation's communications infrastructure, the commission now makes daily decisions affecting America's technological destiny-reviewing megamergers like AOL Time Warner union, evaluating the Baby Bells' expansion plans, determining whether cable companies should decide what Web content their Internet customers can view. And no one appreciates the FCC's newfound authority better than the communications industry, whose lobbying expenses now stand at roughly $125 million, more than twice the amount spent by defense firms."
Tags: FCC; lobbying; telecommunications; "Big Media; " broadband; Internet; cable; telephone; radio; broadcast licenses; deregulation; digital transition; telcos; CFIC; Dingell; Tauzin; McCain; Lott; open access; First Amendment; location-based services (LBS); privacy; Digital Democracy; National Association of Broadcasters; NAB; analog spectrum; consolidation; government auction
AJR reports that small community groups are intensely pursuing low-power radio licenses to broadcast local news and alternative programming in their neighbourhoods. While the FCC plans to grant licenses in the next few months, the commercial radio stations and the NPR are leading a campaign to stop this.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Edomonton, Alberta) exposes two unscrupulous renovators who target the elderly; finds the bureaucrat in charge of licensing contractors was bribed to allow them to stay in business; uses hidden cameras to show how such operations work, Nov. 5, 1992.
WLS-TV (Chicago) series on pay-offs and corruption in the Illinois Motor Vehicles Department that allows people to get valid drivers licenses illegally; driving schools can get anybody a license for $200, 1981. TAPE Tape