Senior Producer, Digital
Sam Ward is a former senior digital producer for Reveal, where he oversees the web team. He has years of experience producing creative digital media projects for Oregon Public Broadcasting, PBS, ITVS and the Smithsonian, and he has managed projects for funders such as the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education and Annenberg Media. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Ward is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.
Larry Ingraham spent years trying to find out how his brother died in a place that was supposed to keep him safe. Hear what happened when he met Ryan Gabrielson, a reporter investigating the state police force responsible for protecting residents of facilities like the one where Ingraham’s brother, Van, lived.
Policing on camera
A federal judge ruled that the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy was unconstitutional because it resulted in discriminatory practices and unreasonable searches. Alexis Karteron, senior staff attorney with the New York Civil Liberties Union, discusses the ruling.
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The drama of an investigation
Playwright Jon Bernson turned an investigative report about female veterans’ struggles into a one-act play.
The VA’s pain pill habit
Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the number of opiate prescriptions by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has skyrocketed. In some cases, the VA has prescribed drugs to known addicts.
A history of official secrecy
Researchers at Columbia University are working on a “declassification engine.” Reporter Amanda Aronczyk speaks with professor Matthew Connelly about the project.
Ben Wizner, an attorney for the ACLU, is coordinating Edward Snowden’s legal defense for leaking classified NSA documents. We speak with him at his office in New York about the value and limits of leaks.
The advocate for America’s worst charities
Attorney Errol Copilevitz represents some of the worst charities in the U.S. Hear reporter Kendall Taggart discuss meeting Copilevitz.
Pilot 1: The VA’s deadly pain pill habit
An exclusive story about the volume and impact stemming from the VA’s overprescription of opiates to addicted veterans; the attorney behind many of the worst for-profit charities; bodycams for cops; and how one reporter helped one man prove his brother had been abused at a state mental facility.