Ibby Caputo

Ibby Caputo is a multi-media journalist. She produced this report in partnership with The Hechinger Report, a non-profit journalism site that covers inequality and innovation in education.

Ibby Caputo appears in the following:

Where Kids With Special Needs Stand a Good Chance at Passing the State Tests

Thursday, July 07, 2016

What one Brooklyn school is doing differently to help its students with learning disabilities pass state tests at a much higher rate than most other schools.
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Boston Program Teaches Women To Negotiate For Better Salaries

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Statistics show women earn 79 cents for every dollar a man earns. In Boston, women make 83 cents on the dollar. That city is trying to narrow the gap further by teaching women to negotiate.


Campus Protesters Across The Country Swap Ideas, Information

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Earlier this month, fifty students at Boston College gathered to sing Christmas carols — with a twist.

"You tell us to trust, but we know we must, keep walking through a white man's wonderland."

The students sang that parody outside of their school's biannual Board of Trustees luncheon, ...


Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.


Treating The Injured in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines last month, killing nearly 6,000 people and injuring more than 26,000. In the aftermath of the crisis, relief workers headed to the region to tr...


The Future of Pharmacies & Lethal Injections in Missouri

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The State of Missouri has a controversial new protocol for executions, put in place only last month, and about to be put into practice for the first time this week. It is now illegal ...

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The Woman Without A Memory, And What She Says About All of Us

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Lonni Sue Johnson suffers from what's called profound amnesia. She can't form new memories or bring up old memories. But while her brain doesn't work the way it should, it does give u...

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In Boston, Signs of the Homeless Get Colorful Makeovers

Monday, September 16, 2013

A new, provocative art project in Boston seeks to raise awareness of homelessness. Christopher Hope and Kenji Nakayama have started a program called “Signs for the Homeless,” which in...

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The Story Behind Snowden's Leaks

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, along with columnist Glenn Greenwald, helped Edward Snowden expose the NSA. Peter Maass, an investigative reporter, recently conducted an intervie...

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Drones in Yemen: A Scene from Ground Level

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

On Tuesday, the State Department advised all Americans in Yemen to leave the country because of "the continued potential for terrorist attacks." Yalda Hakim, a BBC World News correspo...


Critics: Texas Abortion Law Hurts Poor, Latina Women

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Opponents of a controversial new Texas abortion measure, like Lillian Ortiz, a board member of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, says the law disproportionately affects poor women, especially L...

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Fertility After 35: Cutting Through the Junk Science

Monday, June 24, 2013

According to the C.D.C., a woman’s chances of having a baby "decrease rapidly every year after the age of 30." Dr. Anne Steiner says that's an exaggeration, and that while fertility d...

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Young Athletes & Predatory Coaches in USA Swimming

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The issue of rampant sexual abuse within the military has been back in the headlines in recent weeks, but a similar story of abuse within a big American institution is getting less pl...

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The Affordable Care Act in a State that Has Embraced It

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

While implementation of the Affordable Care Act differs from state to state, Colorado has mostly embraced the ACA, tailoring the law to fit the state's needs. Dr. Michael Pramenko, a ...

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How Does the Affordable Care Act Affect Independent Care Providers?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Obama administration has said that the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges are very good news for people who don't have affordable insurance coverage through their wo...

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Update on the Boston Manhunt

Friday, April 19, 2013

Joining us for an update on the latest on the manhunt in the Boston area is Ibby Caputo, reporter at WGBH. She’s been on the ground both in Watertown and Cambridge since very early this morning.


African Author Chinua Achebe Dies at 82

Friday, March 22, 2013

Chinua Achebe, the famed Nigerian writer, died today at age 82. He was a political figure, an essayist, and a voice of the African experience in the 20th century. His book "Things Fal...


Despite Sequester, Feds Award Grants to Prevent Domestic Abuse Homicides

Monday, March 18, 2013

In an era when the Violence Against Women Act has proven to be hugely divisive, and budgets are being slashed because of the sequester, the Department of Justice has awarded millions ...

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Forget Organ Donation, Scientists Are Now Printing Body Parts

Monday, February 25, 2013

3D printing is a dynamic new technology that promises to revolutionize how we manufacture and create things. Still in its early stages of development, it’s already being used to make ...

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John Kerry Begins Work as Secretary of State, Facing Iran, Drone War

Monday, February 04, 2013

Experienced as John Kerry is with diplomacy, negotiating foreign policy in regions volatile to the U.S. will not be an easy task. Journalist Stephen Kinzer offers a few theories for h...

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