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:
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:
Search results for "Mentors" ...
Retired senior officers are been hired by the US military as senior mentors. These mentors counsel current commanders and run war games. Further, the mentors are being paid at rates much higher than the active-duty officers. Also, they are not just working for the military; many are employed by defense contractors. So these mentors are not only being paid large sums by the US government, they are also receiving income from the defense firms.
An investigation by the Village Voice revealed that the aide of former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani "had been on a virtual non-stop spending splurge while serving as head of a city agency dedicated to creating affordable housing. The aide, Russell Harding, is the son of Giuliani's political mentor, Liberal Party leader, Raymond Harding. The Village Voice learned of the younger Harding's spending habits three months after Giuliani left office, when the paper "succeeded in obtaining a long-denied Freedom of Information request."
Prophecies of Terror, Attacking bin Laden, The Hunt for bin Laden, The Merchants of Mass Destruction
A four-part CBS News investigative series reports into the "closed world of Osama bin Laden." The first part features an interview with a former Pakistani intelligence officer, mentor and friend of bin Laden, who warns that America has no idea of the might of Islam in a potential holy war. The second report examines the 1998 missile attack against bin Laden, and the role it played to transform the terrorist into a hero. The third part looks at bin Laden through the eyes of the people of his inner circle and other Muslims, and reveals that they view him as an "Islamic Robin Hood," who supports widows and orphans. The fourth part discovers that chemical and biological weapons from the old Soviet Union stockpile are being sold in the Afghan black market.
The investigation found that Mentor, one of the two biggest companies in implant business may have knowingly allowed faulty breast implants onto the market, forcing women in both countries to go under needless surgeries. Canadian women were applying for long-term disability because the implants had made them too sick to work. Women from four provinces-Ontario, Saskatchewan, Quebec and British Columbia had filed class-action suits against Health Canada.
Worth magazine investigates the life, work, and economic philosophies of Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank. Greenspan believes others should butt out and let him run the world's economy. His mentor, Ayn Rand, agrees, but others find the idea troubling. (May 1995)
The Chronicle of Higher Education investigates the shootings of three engineering professors at San Diego State University by a master's degree candidate preparing to present his thesis to a committee. Police still do not know the cause for the murders, but speculate the student, Frederick Martin Davidson, expected his work to be rejected. The article looks at the relationship between mentor and graduate student, the pressures of graduate school, and the importance of the oral defense. (Sept. 6, 1996)
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) reveals that the governor of Minnesota developed a special relationship with a corrupt administrator of a public pension fund, allowing it to be drained without the usual state oversight, while receiving campaign contributions from the fund; millions from the fund had been shifted to a bank owned by the governors' political mentor; when the series ran, the governor retained as legal counsel a former U.S. Attorney who had declined to embarrass the governor by pursuing evidence of wrongdoing, Aug. 29, 1993.