Caitlin Dickerson

Caitlin Dickerson appears in the following:

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

Friday, February 05, 2016

In response to an NPR investigation, Sen. Claire McCaskill says the VA has "shown no urgency in addressing 70 years of appalling mistreatment of these men."


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

Members of Congress have written to the secretary of Defense asking him to tell black, Puerto Rican and Japanese-American soldiers that they were unjustly chosen for experiments in WWII.


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 dozen senators have also called on the Veterans Administration to say why some of the WWII-era troops who were found by an NPR Investigation were denied benefits.


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

Friday, June 26, 2015

NPR Researcher Barbara Van Woerkom used documents and public databases to find 1,200 vets who participated in World War II secret chemical experiments. The Department of Veterans Affairs found 610.


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

For their popular podcast, two longtime friends sit down at a kitchen table and share little-known anecdotes and historical facts about New York. Its bare-bones production hasn't hurt...