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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:
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KMOV-TV looks into the state of the public schools in the East St. Louis area, finding that they are not providing an education that meets state and federal standards. Among the issues are: a shortage of special-education teachers, a lack of at-home teachers, the fact East St. Louis is one of five public school districts (of 900 total in the state) that are on state academic probation, friends and relatives being hired for security, secretarial and custodial jobs and a high number of managers without teacher certifications, administrators taking expensive trips for seminars on taxpayer dollars.
This book provides a comprehensive examination of the Bush administration, from policy-making on Iraq, the economy and the environment to a candid look at the president himself. The account is based on interviews with members of the administration and more than 19,000 documents Suskind obtained through his main source, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill.
In the Line of Fire: Former Civil Rights advocate Norma V. Cantu now runs the federal office that investigates discrimination in schools. Her views and her office's tactics have some critics up in arms.
This story explains how one woman (Norma V. Cantu) is working to fight discrimination and ensure the survival of affirmative action programs. Norma V. Cantu is the U.S. Department of Education's assistant secretary for civil rights.
A Multinational Monitor investigative packet looks at the first hundred days for the George W. Bush administration, and finds that the cabinet has "aggressively carried forward the corporate agenda." The stories within the packet focus on the negative consequences to the environment, workers, public health, consumers, civil rights, mining, etc., resulting from the suspension or rescinding of important regulations. One of the articles sheds light on the new bankruptcy rules that favor the automobile industry and finance companies, while diminishing the chance of financially devastated low-income families to resume "lives as productive members of their community." A separate piece reveals the background and the corporate connections of vice-[president Dick Cheney. The packet includes profiles of the members of Bush's "corporate cabinet," and dissects some possible motives that might have inspired their actions in the first 100 days. The profiled officials are: Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, EPA Administrator Christine Whitman, Veteran Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi, Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans, Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill, Attorney General John Ashcroft, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Education Rod Paige, Director Office of Management and Budget Mitch Daniels, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick, Secretary of Transportation Norm Minetta, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson, Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman, National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice, Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Tags: politics; business; money and politics; Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); musculoskeletal disorders; cancer; drinking water; arsenic; ergonomic injuries; roads; forests; bankruptcy
A Boston Globe investigation into the a local political figure's past reveals that the politician has lied for years about how his involvement in World War II. For many years, Paul Parks, a civil rights leader in Boston and the former Massachusetts education secretary, has had a reputation as "a bridge-builder between black and Jewish communities based on his credentials -- unquestioned for decades -- as a liberator of the Dachau concentration camp in April 1945." Parks also is known to tell dramatic stories about his involvement in the D-Day Invasion at Normandy. A review of military records, however, reveals that Parks, in fact, did not assist in the D-Day Invasion or the Dachau liberation.
The Gazette Telegraph reports about "the Air Force's troubled training plane, the T-3 Firefly, which crashed three times, killing six people, before being grounded. This story reported the Air Force was scrapping the plane, on the day it was decided by the secretary of the Air Force."
State Sen. Charlie Duke of Colorado was the self-appointed Father of the 10th Amendment and a leader in the Patriot Movement that has swept the country. Duke grabbed the national spotlight shortly after the 1995 bombing of the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City. In 1997, Duke accused then House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Education Secretary Bill Bennett of masterminding a series of bizarre break-ins at his Monument, Colorado townhome. After the break-in was reported, the colorful state Senator's support began to wane.
In Drug-Policy Debates, a Center at Columbia U. Takes a Hard Line: Institute's studies grab headlines, but critics call its approach oversimplified
The article analyzes the work of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. The Center, run by the former Health, Education, and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano, has become one of the loudest voices in the debate over drug policy. It largely adheres to the government's punitive and prohibitionist approach to the drug problem. The story shows that the center's views do not reflect the range of debate in the field. Because it receives substantial financing from industry, its views often drown out those of other scholars. The story alleges that the center characterizes anyone who disagrees with it views as drug "legalizers."
Newsweek examines the eduction system in the United States; finds the system has fallen short of the goals outlined by Secretary of Education William Bennett; also describes a school in South Carolina that has risen from academic disaster, May 2, 1988.