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Michael Grabell

Reporter, ProPublica

Michael Grabell appears in the following:

Alabama Bill Would Increase Workers' Comp Benefits For Amputees

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A proposal to nearly triple the maximum compensation for workers who lose a limb follows an investigation that showed Alabama to have the lowest permanent partial disability benefits in the country.


Major U.S. Companies Profit from Exploitative Labor Brokers

Thursday, May 02, 2013

A new report by Pro-Publica and Marketplace looks at a system of Latino labor brokerage in cities across the U.S., a system which provides leading U.S. companies cheap labor whenever they need it, but leaves the workers with wages that are far below legal minimum wage.


Underreported: Airport Body Scanners and Cancer

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Full body X-ray scanners are now commonplace in airports across America. ProPublica reporter Michael Grabell tells us about a new report that has found that the U.S. government glossed over a number of safety concerns about the the devices—even ignoring concerns about a potential increased risk of cancer.

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Eyes on the Stimulus Prize

Monday, May 11, 2009

Michael Grabell, transportation reporter for ProPublica and Amanda Michel, editor of Distributed Reporting at Pro Publica and the former director of HuffPost's citizen journalism site OffTheBus, talk about the Shovelwatch program, which tracks stimulus projects. Plus, how you can become a shovelwatcher through the new crowdsourcing ...

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A Stately Pleasure-Dome

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly and Pro Publica's Michael Grabell tell the story of Xanadu, the long-delayed New Jersey development project that seems to have a new life.

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ShovelWatch: Is the stimulus bill truly earmark free?

Thursday, February 05, 2009

There's no bridge to nowhere or teapot museum in the economic stimulus package, but that doesn't mean that it's free of earmarks, pet projects, or favors to special interests. As part of the ShovelWatch joint project of the non-profit investigative journalism organization ProPublica, The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, ProPublica's Michael Grabell and WNYC's Matthew Schuerman join us to take a look at some examples of stimulus funds that are being allocated according to local, not national, priorities.

ShovelWatching: We're asking you, Takeaway listeners and readers, to help us report on the stimulus dollars as they travel from Washington, D.C., to your neighborhood. Tell us how the stimulus plan is playing out in your community and we'll share your stories online and on air, and we'll continue the investigation with your help.



Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Andrea Bernstein and Michael Grabell discuss the results of a joint investigation between WNYC and Pro Publica into the details of the stimulus package, and what New York stands to receive. Then, Congressman Anthony Weiner (D- Brooklyn and Queens), on what he sees in the bill for the ...

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Stimulus package may not help the states that need it the most

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How much good will President Obama’s stimulus plan do for the states that are hurting the most? An analysis by the investigative journalists at ProPublica has found that much of the transportation and infrastructure spending won’t go to areas with the highest unemployment rates. In fact, states with higher unemployment rates would get far less money per capita for than states with lower unemployment rates. ProPublica’s Michael Grabell and The Takeaway’s Andrea Bernstein are here to discuss the implications.

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