The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Great Depression" ...
The most sweeping proposed reform of U.S. agricultural assistance since the Great Depression would replace most direct payments to farmers with federally-backed crop insurance—a change that is designed to save money. But this CNBC investigation finds the change could open the door to massive fraud. http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000097737&play=1
"Too Big To Fail: How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System - and Themselves"
Andrew Ross Sorkin takes readers to the middle of the largest financial crisis to hit the states since the Great Depression. Through hours of interviews and "documentary evidence," Sorkin reveals the "behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment" steps and decisions on Wall Street that "sowed the seeds" of its slow, eventual demise.
In this report, Professor Paul Krugman analyzes the causes of the U.S. financial collapse. The story also explains "how the crisis was experienced in the U.S." Complicated economic topics covered and are explained to a public who may not have a background or much experience in dealing with economic issues.
In one of the largest white collar crimes, "$10 billion in suspicious property flips helped turn the real estate boom into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression." This series became the most comprehensive investigation and it also uncovered certain tactics used by these men to appear legitimate. Furthermore, this investigation didn't have the help of police reports and court cases, just the truth.
The Fresno Bee reports that "Environmentalists say (the San Joaquin) is dying; a farming empire depends on it. Can we restore a river without devastating an economy? ... The federal government (60 years ago) dammed the state's second-longest river to save Valley farmers from economic ruin at the end of the Great Depression, an exchange of natural wonders for water that now supports a multibillion-dollar farming empire...Today the river appears poised to turn on the Valley it was engineered to sustain. The San Joaquin River has made the list of the nation's 10 most endangered rivers....The river needs a good flush to clean out pollutants and revive wildlife and habitat, but there isn't enough water to do that in most years. In past decades, water for farmland has been given priority over water for fish. That thinking started to change in 1988...."
The New Mexico Rural Rehabilitation Corp. was created with federal money granted to the state during the Great Depression to help the rural poor. The loan-making corporation still exists today, but it does little work, spend s lots of money on travel and other expenses, and makes questionable loans.The NMRRC is subject to no oversight by the state and little supervision by the USDA.