Michael Grabell

Reporter, ProPublica

Michael Grabell appears in the following:

They Got Hurt At Work — Then They Got Deported

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica shows how a loophole in Florida law has led to the arrest and even deportation of undocumented immigrants after they suffer legitimate injuries on the job.


Companies Can't Set Own Rules For Injured Workers, Okla. Court Says

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled it is unconstitutional for big companies such as Wal-Mart and Lowe's to opt out of state workers' compensation insurance in favor of writing their own plans.


The Changing Shape of Workers Compensation

Monday, December 21, 2015

Reporter Michael Grabell discusses his latest story about how workers compensation is being reshaped across the country, and not always for the better.

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Alabama Bill Would Increase Workers' Comp Benefits For Amputees

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

This story, reported and written by ProPublica's Michael Grabell, is a follow up to a series by NPR/ProPublica on how states are slashing workers' compensation benefits.

Alabama lawmakers have introduced a bill that would nearly triple the maximum compensation for workers who suffer amputations on the job.



Major U.S. Companies Profit from Exploitative Labor Brokers

Thursday, May 02, 2013

A new report by Pro-Publica and Marketplace looks at a system of Latino labor brokerage in cities across the U.S., a system which provides leading U.S. companies cheap labor whenever ...


Underreported: Airport Body Scanners and Cancer

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Full body X-ray scanners are now commonplace in airports across America. ProPublica reporter Michael Grabell tells us about a new report that has found that the U.S. government glossed over a number of safety concerns about the the devices—even ignoring concerns about a potential increased risk of cancer.

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Eyes on the Stimulus Prize

Monday, May 11, 2009

Michael Grabell, transportation reporter for ProPublica and Amanda Michel, editor of Distributed Reporting at Pro Publica and the former director of HuffPost's citizen journalism site OffTheBus, talk about the Shovelwatch program, which tracks stimulus projects. Plus, how you can become a shovelwatcher through the new crowdsourcing ...

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A Stately Pleasure-Dome

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly and Pro Publica's Michael Grabell tell the story of Xanadu, the long-delayed New Jersey development project that seems to have a new life.

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ShovelWatch: Is the stimulus bill truly earmark free?

Thursday, February 05, 2009

There's no bridge to nowhere or teapot museum in the economic stimulus package, but that doesn't mean that it's free of earmarks, pet projects, or favors to special interests. As part...



Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Andrea Bernstein and Michael Grabell discuss the results of a joint investigation between WNYC and Pro Publica into the details of the stimulus package, and what New York stands to receive. Then, Congressman Anthony Weiner (D- Brooklyn and Queens), on what he sees in the bill for the ...

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Stimulus package may not help the states that need it the most

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How much good will President Obama’s stimulus plan do for the states that are hurting the most? An analysis by the investigative journalists at ProPublica has found that much of the t...