Joaquin Sapien

Reporter, ProPublica

Joaquin Sapien appears in the following:

The COVID Problem in Nursing Homes

Monday, June 22, 2020

ProPublica's Joaquin Sapien discusses how Gov. Cuomo's handling of nursing homes during the COVID-19 outbreak affected the death rate.

A Court Said New York's Mentally Ill Should Be Able to Live on Their Own. But Can They?

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

In the years since the court’s decision, 39 residents have returned to adult homes and 33 have died, according to the New York State Office of Mental Health.


This Program Was Meant to Help the Mentally Ill. Instead, It's Hurt a Lot of Them.

Friday, December 07, 2018

An investigation by ProPublica and Frontline found many participants were not prepared for independent living.


Westchester Clears HUD Hurdle in Effort to Integrate Housing

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

County Executive Rob Astorino says HUD's decision proves Westchester's zoning doesn't exclude people of color and low income residents.


Psychologists Play a Big Part in Family Court, But See Little Oversight

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The agency charged with regulating court psychologists does little to oversee them.

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Investigating Dysfunction at New York's Child Welfare Agency

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Propublica reporter Joaquin Sapien joins us to discuss his article, “Dysfunction Disorder,” in which he investigates New York City’s child welfare agency.

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In Patz Trial, Defense Will Present a Different Suspect

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Defense attorneys for Pedro Hernandez will ask an informant to testify against a convicted child molester who's long been seen as the lead suspect in the Etan Patz disappearance. 

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Etan Patz Case Closed? FBI May Not Be Convinced

Friday, February 07, 2014

With a suspect in custody and a murder confession reportedly on tape, it would seem that the NYPD has finally solved the case of missing child Etan Patz.

But as Pro Publica reporter Joaquin Sapien discovered, the FBI might not agree that 52-year-old Pedro Hernandez is Patz’s killer. In ...


Etan Patz, Confession, and Mental Illness

Monday, December 23, 2013

In May 2012, the NYPD finally brought resolution to the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz when it announced that Pedro Hernandez had confessed to his murder. That confession has now been called into question. WNYC investigative reporter Robert Lewis and ProPublica reporter Joaquin Sapien discuss why the NYPD's failure to record Hernandez's interrogation might complicate a guilty verdict.

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Missing: A Boy and the Evidence Against His Accused Killer

Monday, December 23, 2013

Three decades after 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared, police suddenly had a suspect. Then they chose not to record his interrogation, a decision that could affect their case.

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Who Polices Prosecutors?

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Joaquin Sapien talks about his ProPublica report that found that New York City prosecutors who withhold evidence, tolerate false testimony, or commit other abuses almost never see their careers damaged.

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Military's Brain-Testing Program A Debacle

Monday, November 28, 2011

The U.S. military is spending tens of millions of dollars to test every service member's brain to find out who suffered a traumatic brain injury during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars....


Executive Changes at the Last Minute

Monday, December 15, 2008

Joaquin Sapien, reporter with ProPublica, and Veronique De Rugy, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, look at the Bush administration's "midnight regulations."

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