Between 2000 and 2013, the Coast Guard witnessed dramatic spikes in accidents causing death, injury and equipment damage. Data reveal lapses in judgment and missed opportunities to strengthen safety standards and protect crew members and civilians.
Substandard for-profit schools in California get millions in GI Bill funds, with the most going to the University of Phoenix, San Diego. But some veterans say they are left with worthless degrees and few job prospects.
CIR and PRX's investigative radio show returns with its third pilot episode. We explore the U.S. Coast Guard's accident problem, arsenic in your water, the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs and the high cost of a GI Bill degree.
The maintenance manager for California’s Richmond Housing Authority has given at least $78,000 in emergency work to Strongbuilt Construction. But her husband says he performed the repairs – and troubled agency’s top brass knew about it.
A bill to tighten federal funding available to for-profit colleges was quashed in a committee headed by a congressman who gets more campaign funds from the University of Phoenix’s parent company than any other member of Congress.
Doctors in Southern California implanted counterfeit screws and rods into the backs of thousands of injured workers, with some physicians accepting kickbacks, according to lawsuits filed throughout the state.
Since 2012, an unprecedented uprising by motley bands of vigilantes has put the Knights Templar drug organization on the run. Fueling the movement are thousands of migrants who lived in California and other U.S. states before returning to Mexico.
CIR teamed up with sophomores at San Leandro High School in California to teach elementary school students about healthy eating by playing "Hairnet Hero" and participating in nutrition-related workshops.
The nominations recognize investigations into sexual abuse and harassment of migrant women broadcast on FRONTLINE; fraudulent drug and alcohol rehab programs on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360”; and overprescription of narcotic painkillers by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs on PBS NewsHour.