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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.
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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Radical Christian groups have been found to be endangering the lives of its women, by not accurately explaining sex-education, to promote abstinence until marriage. Lies are told to them in public school programs, they aren't allowed access to safe contraception, and they are guided to false, "objective" government websites.
This story explains changes in Public Health policies of the Bush administration, particularly the approach to preventing sexually transmitted diseases among young people. For 20 years the policy had been to get kids to use condoms; a policy that worked. Since the advent of the Bush administration five years ago, the policy has shifted to "No sex before marriage" and the government has spent almost $1 billion to get the message across. Part of the strategy has been to convince young people that condoms are not safe.
This story analyzes the spread of AIDS through rural areas in Mozambique, Africa. People in small, rural communities who should be at a low risk for contracting the virus have very high infection rates. It turns out that this is because men from these areas often leave to go work in the mines in South Africa, but keep girlfriends and wives in Mozambique. The miners get AIDS from prostitutes around the mines and then transmit it to their partners at home. The story also explores the socioeconomic effects of AIDS on small rural communities, and looks at ways in which the government and NGOs are working to stop this trend.
In the mid-90s, the number of new AIDS cases amongst gay men took a steep decline. This improvement has vanished the last couple of years. Webb writes on the fact that promoting safe sex might not be enough to stem the tide of new AIDS infections in the gay community. Aggressive techniques such as contact tracing might do the job. The technique is effective when used with heterosexuals. Webb argues that different societal attitudes towards the seperate communities should not prevent an aggressive fight against the disease.
ABC News 20/20 reports "the second part of a two-year investigation into the abuse of human rights on the island of Saipan, a US trust territory in the South Pacific. (This is a follow up to the ... story "Made in the U.S.A (file 15202), which aired in 1998.) Upon returning to Saipan, Ross and Schwartz found that the same loopholes in the law that permitted American garment manufacturers to exploit imported, indentured Chines labor were now being used to operate a thriving sex business.... In addition, ABC reporter Brian Ross personally confronted retail giants Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, whose companies do great amounts of business in Saipan factories, about the lack of follow-up to their earlier promises to end human rights abuses... And finally with the use of undercover video ABC News documented how businessmen on the island believed themselves to be safe from reform because of the backing of US Representative Tom DeLay, the powerful minority whip of the US Congress.."
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1999 IRE National Conference (Kansas City) Show and Tell Tape #8 is the eighth of a nine-part series. This tape includes: 1.) Diane Charles (WDIV-Detroit) Water drainage system causes high erosion, leaving houses on the brink of a cliff. County refuses to fix the problem...even though the erosion was predicted 30 years earlier. 2.) Mark Lagerkvist (News 12 - Long Island) Questionable campaign finance contributions. Starts at race track and continues horse analogy throughout. 3.) Deborah Sherman (WFXT - Boston Fox) Costa Rican trips for child sex. Actually spoke with girls who used to get paid by American tourists for sex. Focuses on one area man charged with this crime. 4.) Jennifer Krause (WTVF-Nashville) Feed the Children rip-off. employees taking home thousands of food items and boxes filled with clothes that were supposed to go to the needy. 5.) Miguel Sancho (Inside Edition) Carnival cruise ship come-ons. Staff on these cruise ships hitting on passengers and even having sex with them, sometimes consensual. Against policy to interact with passengers this way. Hidden camera of crew coming on to Inside Edition interns. 6.) Rich Fuentes (KVBC-Las Vegas) Safety test of cheaper, replacement after-market auto parts covered by most insurance companies instead of parts made by original car manufacturers. Not as safe and will cost more in the end. 7.) Phil Archer (KPRC-Houston) Employees steal and take home items donated to a local shelter. 8.) Deb Fountain (KSTP-Minneapolis) Another herbal supplement piece focusing on the dangerous ingredients in some products. Metabolife comes up again as a problematic substance known for causing high blood pressure.
Penthouse discusses pedophilia and adolescent pornography on the Internet. The article addresses parental concern and freedom of speech and expression issues by raising the question of whether we want our children to be safe or every word we type on the Net to be monitored. When does enough intervention become too much?