David L. Lewis

Investigations Editor, WNYC News

David L. Lewis appears in the following:

Coffers Shrinking, Area Hospitals Await Aid

Monday, May 04, 2020

With costs for overtime, extra staffing and equipment ballooning and revenues from elective procedures shriveling, officials say a new federal aid package can't come soon enough.

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Bronx Councilwoman Calls For Home Checks on Vulnerable Seniors in Public Housing

Friday, May 01, 2020

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson fears NYCHA residents in senior housing are falling through the cracks.

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Economics Made Easy

Friday, May 01, 2020

“Capital in the Twenty-First Century” adapts the best-selling book by French economist Thomas Piketty into a lively documentary set to a pop soundtrack.

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At Hospice Unit, One Doctor Says A Lot Of Healing Still To Come

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Metro-area hospitals may be getting a little less crowded, but COVID-19 remains an overwhelming fact of life – and death.  This is the story of one hospice doctor.

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My Parents, the Pornographers

Friday, April 24, 2020

“Circus of Books” looks at the iconic Los Angeles bookstore known for stocking gay pornography. The unlikely owners were the parents of filmmaker Rachel Mason.

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Early Antibody Tests Suggest Coronavirus Infected One In Five NYC Residents

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The survey comes with many caveats, starting with its small sample size and the kinds of donors tested. But provides a glimpse of how  widespread the virus is.

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A Man Dies of COVID-19 Home Alone In The Bronx, And A Family Mourns A World Away

Thursday, April 23, 2020

More than a thousand New Yorkers died at home before getting hospital care or being tested for the virus. Here's the story of one of them.

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Innocence in Prison

Friday, April 17, 2020

The Netflix series “The Innocence Files” follows cases of wrongfully convicted prisoners whose cases are championed by The Innocence Project.

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There's Data Missing from the Flatten the Curve Chart

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Researchers say we don't know how high the COVID-19 curve will get because we're only testing people with symptoms.

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False Sense Of Security Over Elections

Friday, April 10, 2020

The documentary “Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America’s Elections” follows security expert Harri Hursti and others who reveal alarming vulnerabilities in U.S. electronic voting machines.

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The Fight Against Gerrymandering

Friday, April 03, 2020

Gerrymandering might seem like arcane politics, but the documentary “Slay the Dragon” shows citizen activists fighting a threat to democracy in the drawing of Congressional maps.

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Inside One Brooklyn Hospital’s Efforts to Care For COVID-19 Patients During The City’s Escalating Pandemic

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Maimonides Medical Center is aiming to increase capacity by 250 percent in the coming weeks.

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Pssst! Want To Buy 90 Million Protective Masks?

Friday, March 27, 2020

In which a friend of a friend of a friend in Germany educates our reporter on why New York and New Jersey are struggling to procure medical supplies in the international market.

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How A Summer Camp Started a Movement

Friday, March 27, 2020

The documentary “Crip Camp” tells the history of Camp Jened in the Catskills, which helped launch the civil rights movement for people with disabilities.

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Westchester County, Epicenter of Corona Outbreak, Sees Internet Slowdown

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Meanwhile, mobile download speed in New York City has actually improved.

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A Pandemic of Lies

Friday, March 20, 2020

The documentary "After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News" studies the rise of lies in politics and their weaponization with social media.

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Mount Vernon Mayor Promises Review of Controversial Detective

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The new mayor of Mount Vernon says her administration is open to investigating a controversial detective who has been dogged for years by allegations of corruption and brutality.

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Staffing Shortage Aggravates Nursing Home Concerns

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thousands of elderly nursing-home residents are prohibited from receiving visitors because of the corona virus. Now, many family members concerned about chronic understaffing.

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Money Grubbers Exposed

Friday, March 13, 2020

The documentary series "Dirty Money" returns for a second season exposing corruption, crime and other violations of common decency, including an episode on Wells Fargo bank.

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Confidential Civilian Complaints Echo Police Whistleblower’s Corruption and Brutality Accusations Against Mount Vernon Detective

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Mount Vernon residents have filed numerous complaints against a controversial detective that mirror accusations of brutality and corruption raised by a fellow officer. 

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