The Breakthrough show

The Breakthrough

Summary: The ProPublica Podcast is a weekly program featuring interviews with reporters and information about the latest investigations published by ProPublica.org. Produced by the nonprofit newsroom, the podcast will take listeners behind the scenes of their reporting to show how they obtained the story, what inspired the report and what’s the potential impact that could result from the investigation.

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Podcasts:

 Coming From ProPublica and WNYC: ‘Trump, Inc.,’ the Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:1:50

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

 The Breakthrough: A Reporter Goes to Ground Zero for Today’s American HIV Epidemic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:49

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

 The Breakthrough: Used as ‘Guinea Pigs’ by the U.S. Military, Then Discarded | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:37

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.

 The Breakthrough: How Journalists in the Virgin Islands Covered the Disaster Happening to Them | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:17:59

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.

 The Breakthrough: Curiosity Drove Her to Call 1,000 People | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:44

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.

 The Breakthrough: How a Reporter Uncovered Widespread Russian Meddling — In the Olympics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:11

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.

 The Breakthrough: A Reporter Finds a Man Proven Innocent, But Still Guilty in Eyes of the Law | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:29

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.

 The Breakthrough: Hopelessness and Exploitation Inside Homes for Mentally Ill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:50

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

 The Breakthrough: Behind the Scenes of Hillary Clinton’s Failed Bid for President | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:45

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.

 The Breakthrough: How a Small News Outlet Brought Down the State Hero | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

 The Breakthrough: Reporting on Life and Death in the Delivery Room | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:27

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.

 The Breakthrough: Reporting on Life and Death in the Delivery Room | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

 The Breakthrough: How an ICIJ Reporter Dug Up the World Bank’s Best Kept Secret | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:08

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

 The Breakthrough: How an ICIJ Reporter Dug Up the World Bank’s Best Kept Secret | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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

 The Breakthrough: A Reporter Crosses Borders to Uncover Labor Abuse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

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