The story of a mysterious illegal dump in a Chicago neighborhood that grew to be six stories high and a cover for a federal investigation.
Kaitlin Benz is the production assistant for Reveal. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Metropolitan State University of Denver and a master’s degree in audio journalism from UC Berkeley. She’s previously worked at CBS Interactive and Mission Local and as a freelance audio producer. Her favorite things are houseplants and housecats. She is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California, office.
The unpaid cost of elder care
Reveal’s Jen Gollan takes us into her investigation of wage theft, harassment and intimidation in the care home industry.
When Tasers fail
Tasers help police resolve situations without using guns. Reports show they aren’t always living up to their promise, sometimes with lethal results.
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The Civil War ended more than 150 years ago, but the Confederacy didn’t die with it. Monuments, shrines and museums are present in the South.
Dicamba herbicide is causing a civil war in farm country. Honeybee rustling in California’s almond groves. And sulfur’s link to asthma in children.
Flood thy neighbor
This week, we team up with ProPublica to investigate how rising waters have set off a race to build the highest levee.
Trans national migration
We meet an immigration judge who rejected nearly every asylum case that came before her, then follow a transgender woman as she tries to claim asylum.
Before there were boycotts, there was Captain Boycott. Meet the man who gave a name to a new kind of protest.
The right to boycott
We look at where an Israel boycott clause in employment contracts comes from and weigh it against the First Amendment right to free speech.
Behind Trump’s energy dominance
A recording of oil industry executives shows them rejoicing over their access to David Bernhardt, the nominee for interior secretary.