Aneri Pattani

Aneri Pattani is a health reporter at Philadelphia Media Network, focusing on health issues among young people. Before moving to the City of Brotherly Love, she was an assistant producer on the health team at WNYC, delving into the healthcare system's failure to support adults with developmental disabilities and tracking down stories about childhood lead exposure in New York City. In the past, she's worked as a James Reston reporting fellow on the health/science desk at The New York Times, and traveled to Liberia on a reporting trip with columnist Nicholas Kristof. She has also written for The Boston Globe, The Texas Tribune, CNBC and The Hartford Courant. Originally from Connecticut, she spent four years in Boston and considers herself a New England girl at heart.

Aneri Pattani appears in the following:

Aftereffect Ep8: “They call him Cheese”

Friday, July 20, 2018

Arnaldo is finally leaving Carlton Palms, but will he ever live the life he wants?

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Aftereffect Ep7: “The man behind an empire”

Monday, July 16, 2018

It's no accident Carlton Palms has the power it does. This was actually a carefully orchestrated plan carried out by one man who has money and influence, and who knows how to use them.

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Aftereffect Ep6: “When they don't behave”

Friday, July 13, 2018

Carlton Palms is known for abuse -- sometimes death -- and has been for long before Arnaldo arrived. Why is the state of Florida so reluctant to close it?

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Episode 8: “They call him Cheese”

Friday, July 13, 2018

Arnaldo is finally leaving Carlton Palms, but will he ever live the life he wants?

Episode 7: “The man behind an empire”

Monday, July 09, 2018

It's no accident Carlton Palms has the power it does. This was actually a carefully orchestrated plan carried out by one man who has money and influence, and who knows how to use them.

Aftereffect Ep5: “I need to believe”

Monday, July 09, 2018

A year and a half after the shooting, there are signs of trouble at Arnaldo's new group home, Carlton Palms.

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Aftereffect Ep4: “I Baker Act you. You Baker Acted me.”

Friday, July 06, 2018

When the disability system fails autistic adults like Arnaldo, there's one public service that always shows up, often in the worst way: the police.

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Episode 6: “When they don’t behave”

Friday, July 06, 2018

Carlton Palms had a dark history long before Arnaldo arrived. So why is the state of Florida so reluctant to close it?

Episode 5: “I need to believe”

Monday, July 02, 2018

A year and a half after the shooting, there are signs of trouble at Arnaldo's new home, Carlton Palms.

Aftereffect Ep3: “He was definitely a handful”

Monday, July 02, 2018

From the beginning, Arnaldo's mother fought to find adequate care for him. How has a lifetime of bouncing between group homes shaped a man now struggling with violent outbursts?

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Bonus: Introducing Aftereffect

Friday, June 29, 2018

Introducing WNYC Studios' latest podcast, Aftereffect: a SWAT team, an autistic man and an American tragedy. Listen to episode one.

Aftereffect Ep2: “Suck it up, buttercup”

Friday, June 29, 2018

After the shooting, Arnaldo is involuntarily committed to a psych ward, where he remains for the next 35 days. He's then transferred to a facility notorious for abuse and neglect.

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Episode 4: “I Baker Act you. You Baker Acted me.”

Friday, June 29, 2018

When the disability system fails autistic adults like Arnaldo, there's one public service that always shows up, often in the worst way: the police.

Aftereffect Ep 1: “Let me get this on camera”

Thursday, June 28, 2018

On July 18, 2016, Arnaldo Rios Soto walked out of his Florida group home with a silver toy truck in hand. Two hours later, his life was changed forever.

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Episode 3: “He was definitely a handful”

Monday, June 25, 2018

From the beginning, Arnaldo's mother fought to find adequate care for him. How has a lifetime of bouncing between group homes shaped a man now struggling with violent outbursts?

Episode 2: "Suck It Up, Buttercup"

Friday, June 22, 2018

After the shooting, Arnaldo is involuntarily committed to a psych ward, where he remains for the next 35 days. He's then transferred to a facility notorious for abuse and neglect.

Aftereffect: A SWAT team, an autistic man, an American tragedy.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

How one police shooting exposes the darkest corners of America’s disability system.

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Episode 1: "Let me get this on camera"

Thursday, June 21, 2018

On July 18, 2016, Arnaldo Rios Soto walked out of his Florida group home with a silver toy truck in hand. Two hours later, his life was changed forever.

Aftereffect: A SWAT team, an autistic man, an American tragedy.

Monday, June 18, 2018

A SWAT team, an autistic man, an American tragedy.

What Does it Take to Protect Children From Lead?

Monday, May 21, 2018

Members of the New York City Council have proposed one of the largest overhauls of city lead laws in a decade, but many worry the rules would be too difficult to implement.

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