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Laura Sullivan is a NPR News investigative correspondent whose work has cast a light on some of the country's most disadvantaged people.

Last Build Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2016 06:28:00 -0400

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N.Y. Attorney General: Nation's Flood Insurance Program Defrauding Taxpayers

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 06:28:00 -0400

The report comes after a joint investigation by NPR and PBS' Frontline that uncovered how private insurance companies in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy were profiting while homeowners suffered.

Report: Red Cross Spent 25 Percent Of Haiti Donations On Internal Expenses

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:01:00 -0400

A congressional inquiry finds that the American Red Cross stonewalled lawmakers as they sought to understand the charity's finances, and that it sent significantly less money to Haiti than claimed.

Lawmakers To FEMA: Flood Plan Overhaul Is 'Too Little, Too Late'

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:27:00 -0400

While the Federal Emergency Management Agency vows to make sweeping reforms to the nation's flood insurance program, senators say the program "needs to fundamentally transform."

Business Of Disaster: Local Recovery Programs Struggle To Help Homeowners

Wed, 25 May 2016 18:11:36 -0400

State and local disaster relief programs are leaving communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy confused by the dizzying array of directives on how to rebuild.

The Pitfalls Of Creating A Disaster Recovery Program From Scratch

Wed, 25 May 2016 05:03:00 -0400

We have the second report in a probe into who profits when disaster strikes. NPR and the PBS show Frontline examine the millions wasted when state disaster recovery programs aren't up to the job.

Business Of Disaster: Insurance Firms Profited $400 Million After Sandy

Tue, 24 May 2016 19:28:00 -0400

More than three years after Superstorm Sandy, NPR and PBS's Frontline investigate the thousands still not home, the government agencies that failed to help and the companies that made millions.

Senator Wants Names Of Red Cross Officials Who Did Not Cooperate With Inquiry

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:08:00 -0400

Sen. Chuck Grassley has sent a letter to government investigators that also asks for a list of documents and information the charity failed to provide.

Red Cross Effort To Shut Down Inquiry Fails; Report Calls For Outside Oversight

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 05:01:00 -0400

The American Red Cross allegedly did not fully cooperate with a government investigation of its performance and finances. Now investigators and a congressman want the charity's books open for audits.

In Private Letter, Red Cross Tried To End Government Inquiry

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:01:00 -0400

The charity has said it wants to "lead the effort in transparency." But when a congressman requested an inquiry into its disaster relief work, Red Cross officials wanted it called off.

Sen. Grassley Not Satisfied With Answers From The Red Cross

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:36:00 -0400

The American Red Cross responded to detailed questions about how it spent almost half a billion dollars in Haiti. But Sen. Chuck Grassley says he and the public need more information.

Documents Show Red Cross May Not Know How It Spent Millions In Haiti

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:54:00 -0400

Reports obtained by NPR and ProPublica show the Red Cross did not monitor many of the earthquake relief projects it funded. So the agency may not have answers to this week's questions from Congress.

Sen. Grassley Gives Red Cross Deadline To Explain Haiti Spending

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:23:00 -0400

Citing reports from NPR and ProPublica that found a string of poorly managed projects after the devastating 2010 earthquake, the senator is demanding answers to how nearly $500 million was spent.

American Red Cross News Conference In Haiti Grows Heated

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:01:00 -0400

The Red Cross had the opportunity to explain how it spent almost half a billion dollars — but provided journalists with few answers.

In Search Of The Red Cross' $500 Million In Haiti Relief

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:36:00 -0400

An investigation by NPR and ProPublica finds a string of poorly managed projects, questionable spending and dubious claims of success, according to a review of the charity's internal documents.

Correspondent Profile: 'If I won the lottery, I'd work here for free.'

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:26:00 -0400

NPR investigative correspondent Laura Sullivan spent the last year closely examining into the American Red Cross' efforts in Haiti. Today, it's our turn to pry a bit into her life.