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Investigative Post is the only news organization in Western New York dedicated exclusively to watchdog journalism. We’re a non-profit newsroom that produces independent, non-partisan investigative stories and analysis on issues that matter to the citizens and taxpayers of Buffalo and Western New York. We tell the stories that need to be told. We select stories based on their importance and potential for impact. Our aim is to expose wrongdoing, explain complex issues and hold people in power accountable. Much of what we report on would otherwise go uncovered.

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Investigative Post is the only news organization in Western New York dedicated exclusively to watchdog journalism. We’re a non-profit newsroom that produces independent, non-partisan investigative stories and analysis on issues that matter to the citizens and taxpayers of Buffalo and Western New York. We tell the stories that need to be told. We select stories based on their importance and potential for impact. Our aim is to expose wrongdoing, explain complex issues and hold people in power accountable. Much of what we report on would otherwise go uncovered.

    Podcast: Interview with Brian Higgins, part 2

    Podcast: Interview with Brian Higgins, part 2

    Geoff Kelly recently interviewed U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins about a variety of topics, including national politics, the Tops massacre and the Jan. 6 insurrection. The Congressman's response, in so many words, involved what he sees as division.



    We posted the first half of the interview on Friday. You can watch that first part via our YouTube channel or listen to it as a podcast.



    Next up: an interview with Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Toles.

    Podcast: Interview with Brian Higgins

    Podcast: Interview with Brian Higgins

    Geoff Kelly recently interviewed U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins about a variety of topics, including national politics, the Tops massacre and the Jan. 6 insurrection. The Congressman's response, in so many words, involved what he sees as division.



    You can watch the first part of the interview via our YouTube channel or listen to it as a podcast. We'll post the second half of the interview Monday.



    Next up: an interview with Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Toles.



    https://www.investigativepost.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Higgins-Podcast-Episode-One_Audio.mp3

    Podcast: Reporting the Amazon story

    Podcast: Reporting the Amazon story

    On Tuesday, Investigative Post reported on the huge subsidy package Amazon is receiving to build a warehouse in Niagara County. Amazon will receive $124 million in tax breaks from the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency, plus state tax credits of at least $2 million. In exchange, Amazon will employ 1,000 people, most earning $15 an hour.



    Reporter Dale Shoemaker sat down with Garrett Looker, host of our podcast series, to discuss the reporting. You can watch the interview via our YouTube channel or listen to it as a podcast.



    Our intent is to publish a podcast a week. Coming up are interviews with Congressman Brian Higgins and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Toles.



    https://www.investigativepost.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Reporters-Notebook_AUDIO-MP3_Amazon-Sept.-6.mp3

    Podcast: Local donors to Trump and Biden

    Podcast: Local donors to Trump and Biden

    Our "Money In Politics" posts today and yesterday detail the largest donors to the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Joseph Biden. Ken Kruly and Jim Heaney discuss.

    Debut of ‘Money In Politics’ podcast

    Debut of ‘Money In Politics’ podcast

    Investigative Post this week launches a new feature, Money In Politics, based on research and analysis by Ken Kruly, who has had a distinguished career in government finance. Money In Politics will be accompanied by a companion podcast that will feature Ken and Geoff Kelly, who covers government and politics for Investigative Post.



    The first podcast, posted below, recaps Ken's findings on the fundraising efforts of Sean Ryan, the Assemblyman running for state Senate. Ken found Ryan's major donors include many out-of-town labor unions. He and Geoff also discuss the prospects of Mayor Byron Brown running for an unprecedented term, and what politicians do with their unused campaign funds when they retire.

    Podcast: Reporters discuss government obstruction

    Podcast: Reporters discuss government obstruction

    This edition of Investigative Postcast features a Dec. 4 panel discussion on the growing hostility towards the press, and the public’s right to know, from the White House to the State House to City Hall.



    Panelists included Jerry Zremski, Washington bureau chief of The Buffalo News, Jimmy Vielkind, Albany bureau chief of Politico New York, and Steve Brown, investigative reporter with WGRZ. Jim Heaney, Investigative Post editor, moderated.

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