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From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. The Atlantic says “the experience of each episode is akin to a spoonful of sugar, even when it’s telling a story about Richard Spencer’s cotton farms or a man’s final days as a heroin addict.” Reveal is a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting and is co-produced with PRX. The show is hosted by Al Letson and partners with reporters and newsrooms ar ...
 
Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post. For your ears. Martine Powers is your host, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered. Published weekdays by 5 p.m. Eastern time.
 
Point of Inquiry is the Center for Inquiry's flagship podcast, where the brightest minds of our time sound off on all the things you're not supposed to talk about at the dinner table: science, religion, and politics. Guests have included Brian Greene, Susan Jacoby, Richard Dawkins, Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugenie Scott, Adam Savage, Bill Nye, and Francis Collins. Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.
 
In 1960s California, a cult leader mesmerized America by claiming to have discovered the cure for heroin addiction. His rehab ran on punishment and profits, putting participants to work and generating millions from their free labor. A new system of rehab was born. Over the decades the model would be hailed by an American president and endorsed by judges across the country. Today these rehabs are flourishing by turning people desperate for treatment into an unpaid labor force. As the opioid e ...
 
​DePaul University's Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence focuses on promoting the highest ideals of journalism through theory and practice. Recognizing the importance of the role of the media in society, the Center offers training, teaching, expertise and professional outreach. The Center was officially launched in May 2016, under the co-leadership of Peabody Prize-winning Chicago and national media veterans Carol Marin and Don Moseley. Located in the College of Communication in t ...
 
ENLARGING THE SPACE FOR WATCHDOGJOURNALISM: COUNTERING THREATS, SUPPORTING INNOVATIONS, is a conference being held on March 12& 13 at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. It is co-sponsored by the Open Society Institute, the Fund for Independence in Journalism, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. http://www.watchdogconference.com/
 
Why report rape through a criminal procedure when there's a 95% chance that the rapist will never even be arrested, and less than a 1% chance than the rapist will be convicted? Why report rape when your rapist will hire a P.I. to intimidate and harass you through the process? Why report rape when your detective will refer to a strangulation mark on your neck as a hickey? Why report rape when you'll be met with a culture of hostility and disbelief, and be blamed at every turn for what someone ...
 
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Will anyone stop the president’s attempts to overturn the election? Revisiting the iconic album documenting John Lennon’s last years. And, where tourists go for fake coronavirus test results. Read more: With most legal options exhausted, President Trump is now using the power of his office to overturn the election by claiming baseless allegations o…
 
The votes have been (mostly) counted, and though Joe Biden is clearly the president-elect, there are still more steps and potential obstacles for that to become official. Plus, why more men are dying of covid-19. Read more: This week in Wayne County in Michigan, a drama has been unfolding over a procedural step that happens in every election: the c…
 
How Republicans are using election wins to justify their approach to the pandemic. The CDC’s latest on why you should wear a mask. And, the coronavirus response in Africa. Read more: GOP leaders flouted warnings from public health officials early on. National political reporter Griff Witte explains how Republicans are now pointing to election wins …
 
Penny Rawlings is relieved to finally get her brother into rehab at a place called Cenikor. She doesn’t realize that getting him out of treatment is going to be the bigger problem. This is the first chapter in Reveal’s American Rehab series, exposing how a treatment for drug addiction has turned tens of thousands of people into an unpaid shadow wor…
 
Cenikor’s bizarre form of rehab has its roots in Synanon: a revolutionary rehab that started in the 1950s on a California beach. Its charismatic leader, Charles Dederich, mesmerized the nation by claiming to have developed a cure for drug addiction. The program became a phenomenon and quickly spread across the country. But soon, Dederich wanted to …
 
After amassing a small fortune, Synanon’s megalomaniac leader turns the revolutionary rehab into a violent cult, with mass sterilization, a paramilitary group and a rattlesnake in a mailbox. Learn more about American Rehab, and sign up to get our weekly newsletters.By Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
 
Before sunrise, a line of passenger vans heads to job sites across Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They carry squads of unpaid laborers. The drug rehab Cenikor didn't want to show us where they were sending participants to work. So Reveal reporters Shoshana Walter and Laura Starecheski followed the vans to find out. Learn more about American Rehab, and sig…
 
The Midwest emerges as the latest hot spot for coronavirus, as daily cases across the U.S. breaks records. And the Democrats’ last hope to take control of the Senate comes down to Georgia. Read more: Coronavirus cases continue to surge in the U.S. Reporters Annie Gowen and William Wan take a look at where the cases are rising and why. Senior congre…
 
Campaign strategists and the public were led to believe that Democrats were headed for a wave. Election results have told a different story, just as they did four years ago. And, the next steps for a promising coronavirus vaccine. Read more: Polls fell short again in 2020. Political reporter Michael Scherer discusses what that means for future elec…
 
What does the Puritan founder of both the state of Rhode Island and the Baptist Church have to say about modern evangelicals? Roger Williams had certain ideas that didn't fit into 17th century England or its American colonies. Freedom of conscience, separation of church and crown, fair treatment of indigenous peoples, and supporting the rights of w…
 
The quiet pessimism lurking inside the White House. How Joe Biden plans to tackle an “existential threat to humanity” – climate change. And how to reclaim your sense of time during this … time. Read more: White House reporter Josh Dawsey on what’s going on behind the bold claims from the president and his allies that he will stay for four more year…
 
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