Gretchen Gavett

Texas Arson Review Yields A Handful of Questionable Cases
How many Texans are in prison for arson fires that, in fact, were accidents?
August 10, 2012
Senate Committee Comes Down Hard on For-Profit Colleges
Following a two-year investigation, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Labor, Education and Pensions [HELP] yesterday released a dense and damning report on the for-profit college industry.
July 31, 2012
Tailings Dams: Where Mining Waste is Stored Forever
Imagine a big hole in the ground, similar to the one pictured above. Now imagine that pit filled with up to 10 billion tons of mining waste.
July 30, 2012
The News Corp. Phone-Hacking Scandal: A Cheat Sheet
Eight individuals were charged in the scandal today. Here's what you need to know.
July 24, 2012
Obama's Shout-Out to the West Philly EVX Team
"This is the kind of thing that just isn’t going to get a lot of attention initially," said the president, referring to the success of the West Philly High EVX team.
July 18, 2012
The Automotive X Prize: A Primer
More on the history of the competition, the organization that sponsored it and other prizes that push the boundaries of innovation.
July 17, 2012
Catching Up With West Philly's EVX Team
An education reform advocate. A budding rapper. A history buff. What three of the students are doing today.
July 17, 2012
A New Window Into the NCAA President's Earnings
Mark Emmert refused to address his compensation with FRONTLINE last year, but a new report sheds some light.
July 13, 2012
Timeline: 30 Years of AIDS in Black America
Today, African Americans represent half of all new HIV/AIDS cases in the United States. How did we get here?
July 10, 2012
Dental Professionals Speak Out About America's Care Crisis
From the cost of dental school to care alternatives, a selection of responses to our film "Dollars and Dentists" from those who work in the field.
June 27, 2012