Ever wondered how heavy narcotics such as heroin make it to America’s streets – where it comes from, how it’s distributed and who it hurts?
What happens when you pair young poets with journalists to investigate issues that directly affect them and their communities?
New York City’s Rikers Island is one of the biggest jails in the U.S., housing about 12,000 adults. But did you know hundreds of teenagers are among its inmates?
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WBEZ reporters show how heroin moves from Juarez, Mexico, to Chicago and into the Midwest; reports from inside “The Box” from teens in solitary confinement; and an update on our examination of prescription drug abuse in the VA.
Last year, a collaborative investigation pulled back the curtain on sexual abuse of female farmworkers, revealing persistent peril for women working in the food industry. One farmworker agreed to share her story.
Reporter Gary Baum of The Hollywood Reporter joins host Al Letson to discuss his investigation of animal safety in the film industry and what moviegoers need to know when they see animals on the big screen.