Kim Barker


Kim Barker appears in the following:

A War Reporter Played By Tina Fey

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Kim Barker, author of the memoir that inspired Tina Fey's new film, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, reflects on covering war in Afghanistan. 
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Relapsing For a Roof Over Your Head

Friday, June 05, 2015

In New York City, some homes for recovering drug users tell people they must relapse and re-enroll in treatment programs in order to stay in facilities. 


The Koch Brothers' Money and Political Influence

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch have spent large sums of money advancing conservative causes and trying to shape the last two elections. Propublica reporter Kim Barker looks at the Koch's complex network of nonprofits,nicknamed the Kochtopus, and their spending plans for the 2014 election.


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Revealing Dark Money and Big Data

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Bradley Smith, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Center for Competitive Politics, Adam Rappaport, Chief Counsel of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, and ProPublica’s Kim Barker discuss how social welfare nonprofit groups, known as 501(c)(4)s are avoid regulation to finance the campaigns. They’ve already spent more than $71 million on television ads, more than all super PACs combined, according to estimates from Kantar Media's Campaign Media Analysis Group. Kim Barker has been reporting the series Revealing Dark Money and Big Data for ProPublica.

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What Does Transparency Tell Us About a Presidential Campaign?

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

All presidential campaigns have to report expenditures of $200 or more, and they'll all throw in some token small stuff, but no one takes campaign finance disclosures more seriously t...


Backstory: Super-PACs

Thursday, February 02, 2012

ProPublica’s Kim Barker and Al Shaw take a look at the role Super-PACs are playing in the 2012 election.

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Kim Barker's Taliban Shuffle

Monday, March 28, 2011

Longtime foreign correspondent Kim Barker gives an insider’s account of the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2003, and captures the absurdities and tragedies of life in a war zone.  The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan talks about her evolution from an awkward newbie in Afghanistan to seasoned reporter with serious concerns about our ability to win hearts and minds in the region.

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