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  • Business of Disaster

    Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast in 2013, but it wasn’t a disaster for everyone. For some, Sandy was big money. This investigation revealed for the first time just how much money insurance companies make during a disaster, and how those companies wielded a taxpayer program into a powerhouse of profit while homeowners suffered.
  • The Trouble with Chicken

    FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our meat -- particularly poultry -- and why the food-safety system isn't stopping the threat. Focusing on an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg at one of the nation's largest poultry processors, the documentary reveals how contaminants are evading regulators and causing more severe illnesses at a time when Americans are consuming more chicken than ever. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/trouble-with-chicken/transcript/
  • Federal Agencies Falling Short in Protecting U.S. Food Supply

    The article explores the impact of America's fragmented outbreak response system, in which no states have the same foodborne illness reporting requirements.
  • Flying Cheap

    The February 2009 crash of Continental Flight 3407 revealed "a little-known trend in the airline industry: major airlines have outsourced more and more of their flights to obscure regional carriers." These smaller carriers operate with different safety practices with pilots that are often paid less, with less training and fewer flight hours.
  • AIDS at 20

    "The plague that's killed 22 million isn't done with us yet. While we hunt for a vaccine, people continue to die-from AIDS or the drugs intended to treat it." Newsweek Magazine provides a series of articles reporting on the recent discoveries in the AIDS epidemic. Reports include the increase of AIDS cases worldwide-especially in Africa, and in the U.S. black population. Additional articles also discuss the struggle for a vaccine, describing money and research costs, and the story of Larry Kramer-a 65 year-old AIDS activist and his fight for a liver transplant.
  • Secrets in the Stacks

    A WCCO-TV investigation of the Minneapolis Public Library reveals "rampant problems with illegal internet pornography... WCCO's most distrubing finding: the library was attracting sex offenders, motivated by ease acess to free internet porn... The I Team found children openly looking at pornography and obtained internal memos that showed library staff reprimanded when they tried to stop them."
  • Campaign Finance in Queens

    This Times-Ledger series looked "at the campaign finances of political candidates from Queens for the state legislature and Congress." The investigation found that "incumbents who did not face serious opposition" tended to receive the most significant contributions and to spend them on fund-raisers, political consultants and election campaigns of other candidates. The series also revealed some cases when candidates failed to file their campaign finance reports on time.
  • Fighting for a Smile

    WCCO-TV reports profiles of three victims of inefficiency at Minneapolis' VA Medical Center, which had been keeping dozens of patients waiting in line for dentures, some for more than a year.
  • Flying Alone

    WCCO's I-team conducts a 5-month investigation into the four major airlines and their unaccompanied minor travel programs. The investigation found that airlines are not required to report the number of complaints they receive, several airlines subcontracted the service and each of the four airlines charges an extra fee, ranging from 40 to 60 dollars, for this service.
  • Risky Bridges

    The investigation looked at the condition of more than 500 bridges in the Kansas City area. Downtown Kansas City lies on the shore of the Missouri River and is connected to the suburbs and the airport by a series of bridges that are aging and deteriorated.