Laura Sullivan appears in the following:
Friday, September 11, 2020
An NPR and PBS Frontline investigation reveals how the oil and gas industry used the promise of recycling to sell more plastic, even when they knew it would never work on a large scale.
Monday, June 08, 2020
Much of the billions in federal aid that was sent to states to help with the pandemic's economic fallout didn't go where it was most needed, leaving some hard hit areas struggling with little support.
Sunday, June 07, 2020
We check in on what happened Saturday with protests against racism and police brutality.
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Money has reached more small businesses during the second round of the relief program. But the banks still made the most, earning more than $17 billion in fees.
Monday, May 04, 2020
Not-so-small companies like Shake Shack and organizations like the LA Lakers were able to get loans that were meant for suffering small businesses. What happened?
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Banks handling the federal government's loan program for small businesses made more than $10 billion in fees, while thousands of small businesses were shut out of the program.
Friday, April 10, 2020
Leaked internal briefings to the White House show FEMA is struggling with problems of staffing, contracting and supplies in the COVID-19 pandemic despite years of promises of changing processes.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
An investigation from NPR and the PBS show Frontline found oil and gas companies had serious doubts that plastic recycling was viable, but promoted it to keep profits high and plastic bans at bay.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
The White House has been strong against China in trade talks, but NPR and PBS Frontline found top advisers battled for more than a year over imposing billions of dollars in tariffs on Chinese imports.
Friday, April 12, 2019
The U.S. has largely failed to stop Chinese cybertheft of U.S. companies, but the companies themselves led the charge in keeping it under wraps.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
An internal report released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency has concluded the agency was unable to provide adequate support to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico last year.
Friday, July 13, 2018
Problems included a lack of key supplies on Puerto Rico before the storm, unqualified staff and challenges with delivering emergency supplies, according to the internal report.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Internal documents show FEMA failed to get enough supplies to Puerto Rico before the storm and then scrambled to supply them after. Democrats in Congress call for an independent commission.
Sunday, May 06, 2018
The federal government's flawed response to Hurricane Maria has rekindled the long-running debate around statehood for the U.S. territory.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
For years, the nation's largest banks made millions off Puerto Rican debt as the island approached financial ruin. Then, with its infrastructure crumbling, a Category 4 hurricane barreled in.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
NPR and PBS'S FRONTLINE investigate the federal government's flawed response to Hurricane Maria in part two of this series. A trove of internal government documents reveal a federal relief agency in chaos as millions struggle without power.
Monday, April 30, 2018
NPR and PBS's FRONTLINE have investigated the devastating toll of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico and how the federal response, Wall Street and a century of colonial neglect left 3.5 million Americans struggling to survive.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Only 25 percent of people who need government help to pay for housing get it. In collaboration with The FRONTLINE Dispatch, NPR looked at what can happen to the other 75 percent and how the affordable housing crisis is playing out in one Dallas neighborhood.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Government auditors can't determine if the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program costs too much because the program lacks adequate IRS oversight, according to testimony before Congress.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
In Dallas and other tight rental markets, Section 8 voucher holders can't find the homes they need, while developers face resistance from wealthier neighborhoods when trying to build new housing.