Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

Outrages & Insights

Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

GreenPost

Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

Feb
09

Paying price for radioactive hotspots in Niagara

John Raymond was about to sell his home in Lewiston until Environmental Protection Agency officials showed up last spring armed with radiation detectors. Turns out that Raymond’s basement had radon, a potent radioactive gas linked to lung cancer, at levels three times greater than regulatory limits. EPA officials said it’s possible Raymond has radioactive fill […]

Jan
05

Heaney talks Paladino on ‘Pressroom

Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom interviews Jim Heaney on Carl Paladino’s latest outburst and his history of transgressions. The interview, which aired Thursday, runs from 22:16 to 36:51. It complements blog posts Heaney wrote regarding Paladino that can be found here and here.

Dec
02

Heaney talks Trump & media on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney and Susan Arbetter discuss the coming storm involving Donald Trump and the press on The Capitol Pressroom. Heaney said that while there is reason for concern, other politicians, most notably Gov. Andrew Cuomo, have acted to undermine the press, so Trump’s hostility is hardly novel. The interview, which aired Dec. 1, runs from 0:57 […]

Nov
15

Second Buffalo Billion deal benefits Ciminelli

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says the way LPCiminelli won the contract to build the SolarCity factory in Buffalo was criminal. The deal-making behind another Buffalo Billion project that LPCiminelli had previously landed, to build space for biotech company Albany Molecular Research Inc., bears some striking similarities to the way the company won the SolarCity work, […]

Nov
01

Heaney talks police training with ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney talks with Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom about a story published Monday by Investigative Post on the Buffalo Police Department’s failure to update its “use of force” training for officers. The interview runs from 36:53 to 49:13

Sep
12

Heaney talks SolarCity on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney and Susan Arbetter discuss Elon Musk’s ongoing challenges involving SolarCity and her upcoming visit to Buffalo on Tuesday for an event hosted by Investigative Post. Interview was recorded Sept. 7 and broadcast Sept. 9 on The Capitol Pressroom. Interview runs from 12:42 to 22:11.

Aug
26

Heaney talks Buffalo lead testing on ‘Pressroom

Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom interviews Jim Heaney about Investigative Post’s recent story on problems with Buffalo’s program to test drinking water for lead. The interview, which broadcast Aug. 25, runs from 22:33 to 37:04. Heaney will interview Arbetter in front of a live audience Sept. 13 at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. She […]

Aug
01

Heaney talks subsidies on ‘Pressroom

Jim Heaney, in a wide-wide ranging interview with Susan Arbetter of The Capitol Pressroom, discusses the lack of transparency around state economic development programs and a dubious $125,000 grant made to an ice cream parlor under the Buffalo Billion. The interview, which broadcast July 28, runs from 22:20 to 36:43. Heaney will turn the tables on Arbetter when […]