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Producer-Reporter, “Reveal”

cironline.org — Project description and mission: "Reveal," from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, is a first-of-its-kind, one-hour public radio show dedicated to investigative reporting. The series is a bold and ambitious move to scale up CIR's successful reporting model and build a credible, consistent and elevated presence of the best investigative reporting from across the country and around the globe.

Correspondent, “Reveal”

cironline.org — Project description and mission: "Reveal," from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, is a first-of-its-kind, one-hour public radio show dedicated to investigative reporting. The series is a bold and ambitious move to scale up CIR's successful reporting model and build a credible, consistent and elevated presence of the best investigative reporting from across the country and around the globe.

VA lags in addressing complaints against colleges using GI Bill funds

beta.cironline.org — Thousands of veterans have filed formal complaints against colleges alleging a range of problems including deceptive marketing, fraud and poor education, but the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has completed a review of only 324 of them, according to an internal agency document obtained by The Center for Investigative Reporting.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @CIRonline: Another backlog is brewing at the VA: Thousands of veterans' complaints against colleges ow.ly/Ezfba

Nov 20, 2014

VA lags in addressing complaints against colleges using GI Bill funds bit.ly/1F5lNKm via @cironline

Nov 19, 2014

RT @CIRonline: Another backlog is brewing at the VA: Thousands of veterans' complaints against colleges ow.ly/Ezfba

Nov 19, 2014

#VA has gotten 2400 complaints from vets alleging fraud and deception in colleges but only investigated 15% of them beta.cironline.org/reports/va-lag…

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California's pesticide hotspots

apps.cironline.org — Farmers apply more than 100 million pounds of pesticides to crops in California each year. Click on a grid on the map to see what pesticides were most commonly applied there from 2003 through 2012.
Nov 19, 2014

RT @CIRonline: Do you live near a pesticide hotspot in California? Explore our interactive map to find out: ow.ly/ExAHQ

Nov 16, 2014

Find out if you live in one of California's pesticide hotspots. bit.ly/1A1AD4r via @cironline

Nov 15, 2014

RT @CIRonline: Do you live in one of California's pesticide hotspots? Search our new map to find out: ow.ly/EkF3O pic.twitter.com/fl7GXcLIxo

Nov 15, 2014

RT @CIRonline: Do you live in one of California's pesticide hotspots? Search our new map to find out: ow.ly/EkF3O pic.twitter.com/fl7GXcLIxo

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California’s strawberry industry is hooked on dangerous pesticides

beta.cironline.org — DARK SIDE OF THE STRAWBERRY Chapter 1 The investigation Chapter 2 The history Chapter 3 The details Chapter 4 The farmer Chapter 5 The school Animation The modern strawberry Map Pesticide hotspots Paul Helliker had a job for Dow AgroSciences.
Nov 15, 2014

RT @CIRonline: Cancer risk increased in 100+ communities as CA let growers exceed pesticide health limits: ow.ly/EkELZ pic.twitter.com/iJzD8dY76J

Nov 15, 2014

RT @KendallTTaggart: I've been buried in docs, visiting strawberry farms, and knocking on doors with @add and @bmyeung. Here's the result: ow.ly/Ej65H

Nov 15, 2014

RT @ProPublica: 90% of strawberries are made in Calif. but farmers rely on a fumigant that scientists say cause cancer. beta.cironline.org/reports/califo…

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The surprising reason abandoned US mines haven’t been cleaned up

beta.cironline.org — Hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines litter the West: gold, silver, lead, copper. Some are left from the California gold rush; some were abandoned just a few decades ago. Today, acidic water and heavy metals from mines slowly leach into groundwater, lakes and streams. Corrosive water destroys aquatic ecosystems. Fish - the ones that don't die - become loaded with arsenic or mercury.