Emma Schwartz

Producer & Reporter

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
Poverty, Politics and Profit: How We Did the Math
As part of our joint investigation into the affordable housing crisis, FRONTLINE and NPR took a closer look at the nation's largest housing construction program for low-income renters.
May 9, 2017
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Poverty, Politics and Profit
FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the billions spent on affordable housing, and why so few get the help they need.
May 9, 2017
"Business of Disaster": Behind the Numbers
How FRONTLINE and NPR calculated profits for the flood insurance industry.
May 24, 2016
Five Salmonella Outbreaks Food Inspectors Didn't See Coming
Federal regulators are inside every meat and poultry processing plant in this country. But their efforts failed to identify serious salmonella problems in the lead up to these six major poultry outbreaks.
May 14, 2015
Can We Get to Zero Salmonella in Poultry?
Consumer advocates have been calling for zero tolerance of dangerous types of salmonella in poultry in order to reduce the number of people who get sick from the bacteria each year. But can we ever get to zero?
May 12, 2015
Two Agencies, Two Salmonella Standards. Would One Be Better?
Salmonella is banned in walnuts and tomatoes, but is still allowed in raw chicken. Could a proposed government agency bridge the divide in safety standards?
May 12, 2015
How It's Different in Europe
In 2006, the E.U. banned certain kinds of antibiotic uses on the farm. But critics say there's no evidence that the restrictions have led to a decrease in drug-resistant infections in humans.
October 14, 2014
Inside an Early Attempt to Restrict Antibiotic Use on Farms
In 1977, then FDA Commissioner Donald Kennedy tried -- and failed -- to tackle the problem.
October 14, 2014
Sharp Increase Seen in Sales of Antibiotics for Use in Farm Animals
The new data from the FDA comes amid concerns that their use is contributing to increasing drug-resistant infections in humans.
October 2, 2014
White House Releases Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
Last year, the CDC estimated that 23,000 people die annually in the U.S. and more than 2 million are sickened by resistant infections.
September 19, 2014
On John Quinn
The veteran drug researcher featured in “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria” passed away last weekend.
October 23, 2013