‘The Mansion on Emerson Street’

“After more than a year of allowing most homeless camps to remain intact so as not to displace people during the pandemic, cities across the country are now beginning to confront another public health crisis unfolding on their streets.”

Author: Eli Saslow
Published: Jun 12, 2021
Length: 17 minutes (4,268 words)

The State of Ohio vs. a Sex-Trafficked Teenager

“The criminal justice system mishandled 15-year-old Alexis Martin’s case. Now she’s living with the consequences.”

Published: Jun 1, 2021
Length: 21 minutes (5,300 words)

After the Violence in ‘Football City, USA’

“A former NFL player killed seven people, including himself, in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Now this football-obsessed town is grappling with the game’s dark side.”

Author: Kent Babb
Published: May 18, 2021
Length: 16 minutes (4,000 words)

‘Floyd was my man. But George Floyd is a movement.’

“The private grief of Courteney Ross, George Floyd’s girlfriend.”

Published: Apr 28, 2021
Length: 18 minutes (4,600 words)

The Girl in the Kent State Photo

“The Kent State Pietà, as it’s sometimes called, is one of those rare photos that fundamentally changed the way we see ourselves and the world around us.”

Published: Apr 19, 2021
Length: 18 minutes (4,535 words)

To Stay or To Go?

“Some immigrants have been withdrawing cases against their lawyers’ advice, saying they’re more afraid of being in detention during a coronavirus outbreak than of what might be waiting in the places they fled.”

Published: Dec 26, 2020
Length: 16 minutes (4,036 words)

‘I Didn’t Make It’

“Flaviana Decker, a waitress at Walt Disney World and single mother to two daughters, struggles to hold on to her middle-class life amid a pandemic and catastrophic layoff.”

Author: Greg Jaffe
Published: Dec 11, 2020
Length: 16 minutes (4,206 words)

She saved her 7-year-old brother’s life. Then the pandemic threatened to take it.

Reign Howard didn’t understand what a bone marrow transplant was, just that her brother desperately needed one. It was March 2020. Nothing went according to plan.

Published: Dec 7, 2020
Length: 20 minutes (5,200 words)

What to Do About Ahav?

“A mother’s fight to save a Black, mentally ill 11-year-old boy in a time of a pandemic and rising racial unrest.”

Published: Oct 24, 2020
Length: 18 minutes (4,600 words)

A mentally ill man, a heavily armed teenager, and the night Kenosha burned

“Cast by conservatives as a battle between antifa agitators and a right-wing ‘patriot,’ this summer’s deadliest protest-related incident was not quite what it seemed.”

Published: Oct 3, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,944 words)