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and analysis.

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by Jim Heaney

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by Dan Telvock

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Oct
27

Podcast: Sarah Cohen on local reporting

This week’s podcast features the keynote address given by Sarah Cohen at Investigative Post’s annual benefit dinner Oct. 19. Cohen, who was part of a team at The Washington Post that won a Pulitzer Prize, and later an editor at The New York Times, focused her remarks on local news and investigative reporting. “The chaos […]

Oct
11

Podcast: Environmentalist Bill McKibben

For our latest Postcast, Dan Telvock interviewed Bill McKibben, an author and founder of 350.org, a grassroots climate change movement and news website. McKibben discusses a wide range of topics, including how climate change impacts the Great Lakes region and how the movement has evolved over the past decade.

Oct
06

Podcast: Researcher De’Jon Hall on police misconduct

For our latest Postcast, Daniela Porat interviewed De’Jon Hall, a co-author of a two-year study by UB and Cornell Law Schools alleging that the Buffalo police department engages in unconstitutional and discriminatory policing. With Porat’s recent investigation into illegal searches by a group of officers in the department’s Strike Force and Housing Units and public […]

Sep
18

Podcast: Journalist Sarah Cohen

After a hiatus, Investigative Post has resumed its podcast program with a Jim Heaney interview with Sarah Cohen, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and editor with The New York Times.   Cohen, a Buffalo native, will be the keynote speaker at Investigative Post’s gala dinner on Oct. 19 at the Hyatt Regency. She’ll discuss the […]

Dec
29

Podcast: Porat discusses Buffalo police

In this episode of Investigative Postcast, reporter Daniela Porat talks about her recent story on the failure thus far of city’s elected officials to address the inadequate training of police in de-escalation tactics and other measures to avoid a Ferguson-type situation here in Buffalo. Porat, in her discussion with Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney, also spoke […]

We have a case of strange bedfellows. We have the union saying, 'We're starving for training,' and and we have community members saying 'We want our police to get more training.'

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Nov
10

Podcast: Telvock talks lead with Marc Edwards

In the latest episode of Investigative Postcast, environmental reporter Dan Telvock talks to Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards about the risks posed by lead in drinking water, and why it’s a bigger problem than local governments want to acknowledge.   Keeping drinking water safe, Edwards said, is primarily about following existing laws: “Trying to make sure that […]

Oct
31

Podcast: Dan Telvock on lead reporting

In this episode of Investigative Postcast, Investigative Post’s environment reporter Dan Telvock discusses his award-winning coverage of Western New York’s lead poisoning problem, which has recently prompted the City of Buffalo to introduce new initiatives to combat the problem. Telvock explains why lead poisoning poses such a threat to young children and why New York’s […]

Oct
14

Podcast: Journalist Lee Coppola

In this episode of Investigative Postcast, Lee Coppola talks with Jim Heaney about his career as an investigative reporter and journalism educator.   Coppola discussed the best story he did for The Buffalo News, which became the basis of a book and Hollywood film; his experience as a television reporter; and what prompted him to […]