Laura Sullivan

Laura Sullivan appears in the following:

How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled

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.


Much Of The Stimulus Aid Sent To States Hasn't Gone Where It's Needed Most

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.


D.C. Protests Against Police Violence Draw Massive Crowds

Sunday, June 07, 2020

We check in on what happened Saturday with protests against racism and police brutality.


Banks Rake In $17 Billion In Fees For Small Business Relief Program

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.


Here's How The Small Business Loan Program Went Wrong In Just 4 Weeks

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?


Small Business Rescue Earned Banks $10 Billion In Fees

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.


Internal Documents Show FEMA Is Relearning The Same Lessons About Emergencies

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.


Plastic Wars: Industry Spent Millions Selling Recycling — To Sell More Plastic

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.


Inside The White House's Bitter Fight Over China

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.


As China Hacked, U.S. Businesses Turned A Blind Eye

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.


FEMA Internal Report Cites Problems With Agency's Response To Hurricane Maria

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.


FEMA Report Acknowledges Failures In Puerto Rico Disaster Response

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.


FEMA Blamed Delays In Puerto Rico On Maria; Agency Records Tell Another Story

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.


Federal Response To Puerto Rico Reignites Statehood Push

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.


How Puerto Rico's Debt Created A Perfect Storm Before The Storm

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.


How FEMA Failed To Help Victims Of Hurricanes in Puerto Rico Recover

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.


Even Before Hurricane Maria Hit, Puerto Rico Was In Financial Ruin

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.


How The Affordable Housing Crisis Is Playing Out In One Dallas Neighborhood

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.


Housing Program Worth Billions Lacks 'Basic Accountability,' Says GAO

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.


Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available

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.