Corn production has surged since 2007, when Congress required oil companies to mix more ethanol into their gasoline to reduce greenhouse gases. Associated Press reporters Matt Apuzzo and Dina Cappiello reveal that there are profound environmental consequences from increased corn production. Some 6.5 million acres of land set aside for conservation—more than Yellowstone, Everglades, and Yosemite National Parks combined—have vanished, while nearly 19 new million acres of corn have been planted.
After winning the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism for their reporting on the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims after the attacks of 9/11, Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo stop by to discuss counter-terrorism efforts that work, and those they find to be counter-productive. Both are AP investigators and authors of the new book Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America.
For more than a year we’ve known about the New York Police Department’s controversial Demographics Unit, which in conjunction with the CIA has conducted surveillance of Muslim communities in the New York metro area. This week, we learned that in its six years of existence the unit has failed to produce a single lead or generate a terrorism investigation. Associated Press reporters Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo, who were part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team that broke the story of the Demographics Unit, give us an update.
Early this week, the Associated Press broke the story that the US government had stymied an attempt by a Yemini Al-Qaeda group to blow-up a US bound plane. It was a huge scoop, but at the government’s request the AP sat on the story for several days. Bob speaks with AP reporter Matt Apuzzo about the decision to hold the story, and the decision to publish it.
Over the last 6 months, a series of Associated Press reports have revealed some of the tactics used by the New York City Police Department in their counterterrorism operations since 2001, including a human mapping program in some minority neighborhoods and infiltrating mosques and Muslim student groups. Associated Press reporters Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo, two members of the investigative team, discuss the series, which won the George Polk Award for Metropolitan Reporting earlier this week.
The Associated Press has obtained a new report from the New York Police Department which provides a surprising portrait of just how far the NYPD's intelligence division went in a surveillance program targeting Muslims. The NYPD tracked closely the activities of Muslim student groups at 13 colleges in the northeast, monitoring their e-mails and taking notes on their activities.
A new investigation by the Associated Press has revealed that the New York Police Department has pursued aggressive surveillance and intelligence gathering tactics that operate far outside its jurisdiction as part of its anti-terror efforts in the decade since 9/11. These programs were developed and continue to be implemented with assistance from the Central Intelligence Agency, which is prohibited from spying on Americans, and often target Muslim communities. While some details of the NYPD's intelligence gathering operations are well known, the CIA's involvement and the extent of the clandestine operations focusing on Muslims have been kept from not just the public, but the New York City Council and the federal government as well.