Dying on the Waitlist

“In Los Angeles County and around the country, doctors have had to decide who gets a lifesaving COVID-19 treatment and who doesn’t.”

Source: ProPublica
Published: Feb 18, 2021
Length: 22 minutes (5,663 words)

The Climate Crisis Is Worse Than You Can Imagine. Here’s What Happens If You Try.

“A climate scientist spent years trying to get people to pay attention to the disaster ahead. His wife is exhausted. His older son thinks there’s no future. And nobody but him will use the outdoor toilet he built to shrink his carbon footprint.”

Source: ProPublica
Published: Jan 25, 2021
Length: 17 minutes (4,374 words)

The Big Thaw: How Russia Could Dominate a Warming World

“Climate change is propelling enormous human migrations as it transforms global agriculture and remakes the world order — and no country stands to gain more than Russia.”

Source: ProPublica
Published: Dec 16, 2020
Length: 29 minutes (7,277 words)

Tethered to the Machine

“For years, JaMarcus Crews tried to get a new kidney, but corporate healthcare stood in the way. He needed dialysis to stay alive. He couldn’t miss a session, not even during a pandemic.”

Source: ProPublica
Published: Dec 15, 2020
Length: 31 minutes (7,785 words)

He’d Waited Decades to Argue His Innocence. Nobody Knew She Suffered from Alzheimer’s.

“Nelson Cruz’s family was so sure Judge ShawnDya Simpson would free him, they brought a change of clothes to his hearing. Then everything took an unexpected turn. Can justice ever be sorted out?”

Author: Joe Sexton
Source: ProPublica
Published: Oct 12, 2020
Length: 51 minutes (12,948 words)

Meet the Customer Service Reps for Disney and Airbnb Who Have to Pay to Talk to You

Arise Virtual Solutions, part of the underground world of customer service, helps companies like Disney, Comcast, and even Airbnb save money — at the expense of workers.

Source: ProPublica
Published: Oct 2, 2020
Length: 26 minutes (6,582 words)

Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration

“Wildfires rage in the West. Hurricanes batter the East. Droughts and floods wreak damage throughout the nation. Life has become increasingly untenable in the hardest-hit areas, but if the people there move, where will everyone go?”

Source: ProPublica
Published: Sep 15, 2020
Length: 24 minutes (6,133 words)

Sent Home to Die

In New Orleans, hospitals sent infected COVID patients into hospice facilities or back home to die — to family members untrained and unprepared to care for them — and in some cases discontinuing treatment against the family’s wishes.

Source: ProPublica
Published: Sep 2, 2020
Length: 28 minutes (7,029 words)

They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen?

Why is California burning? “We dug ourselves into a deep, dangerous fuel imbalance due to one simple fact. We live in a Mediterranean climate that’s designed to burn, and we’ve prevented it from burning anywhere close to enough for well over a hundred years.

Source: ProPublica
Published: Aug 28, 2020
Length: 13 minutes (3,327 words)

Where Will Everyone Go?

As temperatures and sea levels rise, populations flee from regions that are no longer livable, and the United States and other nations choose to build walls and keep migrants out, where will the world’s climate refugees go?

Source: ProPublica
Published: Jul 23, 2020
Length: 38 minutes (9,536 words)