Caitlin Dickerson

Caitlin Dickerson appears in the following:

Bearing Witness To The Shootings In Orlando: How The Events Unfolded

Friday, June 17, 2016

The attack at a Florida nightclub played out for more than three dramatic hours. Survivors, doctors and law enforcement officials recap the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.


Missouri Senator To Introduce Bill To Help Veterans Exposed To Mustard Gas

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Many veterans used in secret U.S. military experiments during World War II weren't notified they could apply for compensation. Claire McCaskill's bill calls for a new policy for processing claims.


WWII Veteran, Who Fought To Expose Secret Mustard Gas Experiments, Dies

Monday, May 30, 2016

Charles Cavell spent decades fighting for VA compensation, even after he and others — who had been sworn to secrecy by the U.S. military — helped bring the testing program to light. He was 89.


Even For Those Here Legally, High Stakes And Few Protections In Immigration Court

Saturday, April 30, 2016

After conviction, non-citizens face deportation in a second system of justice that has different rules and fewer protections. NPR followed one man — and his family — through the process.


Inside A Georgia Immigration Court, One Man Fights To Stay With His Family

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thousands of immigrants go through the Lumpkin, Ga., immigration court yearly. More than 97 percent of them lose and are deported. NPR follows the case of one man whose lawyer thinks he has a shot at winning.


Senator Presses VA On Failure To Help Vets Exposed To Mustard Gas

Friday, February 05, 2016

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., had strong words for Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Thursday regarding the VA's failure to compensate thousands of World War II veterans who were exposed to mustard gas.

McCaskill has been requesting information from the agency ever since NPR reported the ...


Families React To NPR's Reporting Of Secret Mustard Gas Testing

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The World War II military experiments exposed more than 60,000 American troops. But because the testing was classified, many family members of veterans never learned the details of what happened.


Veterans Used In Secret Experiments Sue Military For Answers

Saturday, September 05, 2015

The U.S. military exposed tens of thousands of troops to chemical and biological agents before 1975. Today, those vets are seeking health care and details on what substances they were given.


Apology Demanded For Mustard Gas Experiment Subjects

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A bipartisan group of members of Congress led by Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif., has called on Defense Secretary Ash Carter to apologize to American veterans who were used in race-based chemical weapons experiments. Their letter comes in response to a recent NPR Investigation into the tests, which were ...


Can The Agent Orange Act Help Veterans Exposed To Mustard Gas?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Just like World War II vets who were exposed to mustard gas during secret chemical testing, Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange had trouble obtaining VA benefits — until they got the law changed.


Senators Call For VA To Explain Why It Couldn't Find Mustard-Gassed Veterans

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

A group of 12 U.S. senators is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to help World War II veterans who were exposed to mustard gas, after an NPR Investigation found the VA broke a decades-old promise to provide them compensation.

Last week, we reported that the VA ...


How NPR Located More Veterans Exposed To Mustard Gas Than The VA

Friday, June 26, 2015

This week, NPR reported that the Department of Veterans Affairs failed to live up to a promise to contact 4,000 veterans who were exposed to mustard gas in secret military experiments. In 1993, the VA promised it would reach out to each of those veterans to let them know ...


Lawmakers Promise To Take Action After NPR's Mustard Gas Exposure Report

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NPR reported the VA failed to keep its promise of benefits to thousands of WWII veterans exposed to mustard gas, and an unknown set of U.S. military tests singled out minority soldiers by race.


The VA's Broken Promise To Thousands Of Vets Exposed To Mustard Gas

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

When the Pentagon revealed it secretly exposed enlisted men to mustard gas during WWII, VA officials promised disability benefits. But an NPR investigation finds that most were never contacted.


Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race

Monday, June 22, 2015

While the Pentagon acknowledged years ago that it used American servicemen in World War II mustard gas experiments, NPR found new details about tests that grouped subjects by the color of their skin.


To Attract Millennials, A Company Changes Its Product And Workplace

Friday, December 12, 2014

To modernize his firm, CEO Craig Malloy not only updated the technology he sells, but found ways to bring in younger employees. But those changes make some baby boomers feel left behind.


Ebola Teams Train To Respond To New U.S. Cases At A Moment's Notice

Monday, October 27, 2014

The CDC and Pentagon are both training "go-teams" that can be on the ground within days of an Ebola diagnosis in the U.S. Team members learn about containing infection and dealing wit...


Residents Uneasy About Immigrant Shift Into Suburbs

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Immigrant families living in the U.S. illegally have been moving out of urban areas into the suburbs. That's creating new tensions with some of the people who live there.


Ebola Researchers Have A Radical Idea: Rush A Vaccine Into The Field

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Traditional methods for containing the Ebola outbreak aren't working fast enough. So some scientists want to bypass the typical trial phases and bring new vaccines directly to people at risk.


'Bowery Boys' Are Amateur But Beloved New York Historians

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

In the 19th century, the Bowery Boys were a street gang that ruled that small section of Manhattan. In the 21st century, the Bowery Boys are two best friends — Tom Meyers and Greg Young — who record a do-it-yourself podcast with the same name.

Meyers and Young ...