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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 firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
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Sink or Swim: Mavericks High Schools claim to help trouble students, but questions persist about their quest for profits from taxpayer money
The investigation reveals that the for-profit charter school Mavericks in Education Florida drive for profit conflicts with the company's mission of helping at-risk kids graduate from high school. Maverick's graduation rates are abysmal, former employees allege its attendance records and grades are falsified, and the schcools receive "incomplete" grades from the Florida Department of Education. Using taxpayer funds, the company is promising thousands of kinds an education that it does not deliver.
This book grew out of Waxman's Hollywood coverage for the Washington Post. It examines a new, young generation of Hollywood directors in the 1990s. The book explores how the new artists adapt to the money-driven culture of Hollywood, and how the change affects their personal stake in the movie industry.
One the Hook. The ill-fated union of an insurance giant and a bail bondsman. AIG wagered on a maverick of the business, and lost; incentives to run for it. Now, sniffing out the 'skips.'
According to the article, "...It's also one of the hundreds and possibly thousands of similar cases of skipped bail that are the fruit of an ill-fated three-year partnership between H&H Bail Bonds Inc., a firm that in its ads claimed 'We Will Bail When Others Fail,' and American International Group Inc., one of the largest and most prestigious insurers in the world. Guided by H&H founder Raymond W. Hrdlicka and backed by the financial might of AIG, H&H sought to dominate an industry of mom-and-pop shops by bending long-established rules and sometimes taking on clients whom more conservative bail-bond firms would have deemed too risky."
A Texas Monthly investigation finds that "illegal immigration is exploding in Maverick County, which will soon become the busiest crossing point from Mexico into the U.S." The story describes how "ranches are being overrun by drug smugglers, houses robbed, cattle stolen," and "men have been shot and killed." The reporter focuses on the ranchers' dilemma - to flee "this modern-day war zone" or to "stay and fight." The story profiles Dob Cunningham, a rancher who has come across "an odd and sometimes tragic assortment of immigrants," and has also witnessed the shooting of a Mexican teenager.
Health magazine looks at the claims of "maverick scientist" Devra Lee Davis, who for more than 15 years has argued that environmental pollutants are causing an increase in some cancers, particularly in people over age 55.
Atlantic Monthly offers a maverick theory of why college tuitions rose at twice the rate of inflation during the 1980s, blaming costs on the commercialization of campus-based research; analyzes how changes in the patent law promoted by universities causes federal tax dollars to pay for the research four times, March 1993.
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Arizona Daily Star runs series on Hughes Aircraft Co.'s handling of Air Force contracts for the Maverick missile; construction takes 17 times as long as it is supposed to; Hughes has a "revolving door" policy of hiring retired officers who approved cost increases on the missile while in the military; Hughes bills employees' idle hours to military weapons contracts, October - December 1983.
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