From the archives: Health coverage includes probes into hospitals; the use of antibiotics on farms; the rise in infections that antibiotics can’t stop.

By Workshop staff


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Since our partnership began with the PBS FRONTLINE team based in Washington, D.C., the Investigative Reporting Workshop has co-produced 15 documentaries and several online reports on subjects from immigration to health care, from politics to housing.

Our most recent collaboration was in 2021 on “The Healthcare Divide,” which looked at the growing disparities between rich and poor hospitals:

Other health-related programs include:

The Trouble with Chicken

A major outbreak of salmonella at one of the nation’s largest poultry producers reveals an antiquated government inspection system that’s failing to protect consumers.

The Trouble with Antibiotics

An investigation into the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals was followed by an update to “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria,” in which we talked  with the parents of a young man who died at the National Institutes of Health.

Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

A look at the alarming rise of a deadly type of bacteria that our modern antibiotics can’t stop.