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)

Only One of Their Children Survived Sandy Hook. Now School Posed a New Threat: The Virus.

“After losing their 6-year-old daughter in a mass shooting, can Isaiah Marquez-Greene’s parents bear to let him return to high school during a pandemic?”

Published: Oct 7, 2020
Length: 19 minutes (4,762 words)

A Pandemic, a Motel Without Power, and a Potentially Terrifying Glimpse of Orlando’s Future

The economic collapse has pushed vulnerable families living in motels near Disney World to the brink.

Author: Greg Jaffe
Published: Sep 10, 2020
Length: 17 minutes (4,400 words)

The Worst-Case Scenario

“A white police officer fresh from de-escalation training, a troubled black woman with a gun, and a crowd with cellphones ready to record.”

Published: Jul 24, 2020
Length: 16 minutes (4,240 words)

They Depended on Their Parents for Everything. Then the Virus Took Both.

Nash, Nadeen, and Nanssy Ismael struggle with the loss of their parents — while learning to pay bills, take care of themselves, and be a family.

Published: Jul 20, 2020
Length: 19 minutes (4,782 words)

The Lives Upended Around a $20 Cheeseburger

“A cash-strapped rancher, a virus-stricken meatpacker, an underpaid chef, a hungry engineer: the journey of a single burger during a pandemic.”

Published: Jul 7, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,868 words)

Pregnant in a Pandemic

Letters from four women to their unborn children, written in an uncertain world.

Published: Jun 30, 2020
Length: 7 minutes (1,762 words)

The Cursed Platoon

“Clint Lorance had been in charge of his platoon for only three days when he ordered his men to kill three Afghans stopped on a dirt road. A second-degree murder conviction and pardon followed. Today, Lorance is hailed as a hero by President Trump. His troops have suffered a very different fate.”

Author: Greg Jaffe
Published: Jul 2, 2020
Length: 40 minutes (10,000 words)

The Pandemic’s First Wave

Behind every data point on a curve or chart is a name and story of the earliest victims.
Published: Apr 12, 2020
Length: 34 minutes (8,500 words)