Emma Schwartz

plastic wars
Plastic Wars
FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the fight over the future of plastics.
March 31, 2020
FEMA Tarp Contractor Under Investigation for Fraud
The owners of a company contracted by FEMA to bring hundreds of thousands of tarps to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria are under federal investigation for fraud.
June 14, 2019
Trump's Trade War
Trump's Trade War
The inside story of President Trump’s gamble to confront China over trade.
May 7, 2019
Report Warns of Fraud Risks in Low Income Housing Program
An $8 billion dollar taxpayer program meant to help house the poor needs better oversight, a new watchdog report warns.
September 19, 2018
Hurricane Maria’s New Death Toll Estimate Is Higher than Katrina's
A new report finds the government of Puerto Rico severely underestimated the number of deaths from Hurricane Maria.
August 28, 2018
El huracán María dejo un numero incierto de muertes en Puerto Rico
Casi un año después de que el huracán María devastó Puerto Rico, aún no está claro cuántas vidas se perdieron en el huracán.
July 17, 2018
FEMA Report Acknowledges Failures in Puerto Rico Disaster Response
FEMA acknowledged for the first time it failed to properly prepare for last year’s hurricane season.
July 13, 2018
Congress Ends Puerto Rican Banking Loophole
The provision was tucked into a broader bill that rolled back key banking reforms.
May 23, 2018
After Maria, Thousands on Puerto Rico Waited Months for a Plastic Roof
For 25 years, the Army Corps of Engineers has installed temporary roofs on storm victims’ homes after disasters, part of a key emergency response program called “Operation: Blue Roof.” But in the wake of Hurricane Maria, that system broke down.
May 2, 2018
U.S. and Puerto Rico flags hang on a damaged church after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Carolina
Blackout in Puerto Rico
FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
May 1, 2018
Millions More Paid To Superstorm Sandy Victims After Fraud Claims
More than two years after allegations of fraud prompted the nation's flood insurance program to re-open the claims process for thousands of victims, the government says it has awarded more than $240 million in additional compensation to homeowners.
November 8, 2017