Senior Investigative reporter at WGBH
A mystifying development in the investigation of the alleged Boston Marathon bombing suspects came early Wednesday morning when an F.B.I. agent shot and killed a Chechen man named Ibragim Todashev in Orlando, Florida. Phillip Martin, Senior Investigative Reporter for The Takeaway's partner WGBH in Boston, explains Todashev's involvement with Tsnarnaevs.
Three friends of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, have been arrested and are being charged by the F.B.I. with crimes related to covering up their friend's involvement in the bombings. Two of the men are accused of putting Tsarnaev's backpack and fireworks into a black trash bag and then tossing the items into a dumpster.
Along with most of Boston, the MIT campus is on lockdown this morning after the death of campus police officer Sean Collier in a shootout with the Boston bombing suspects last night. An MIT student and professor describe the shifting emotions they've experienced this week as this story's developed.
In his new series, "Underground Trade", Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter for Takeaway partner WGBH, examines how poor women from mostly Asian countries are being forced into prostitution in American cities.
Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter at WGBH, Boston Public Radio, tells the story of how Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, may have gained financially from the American auto bailout he has long opposed.
As Mitt Romney continues to hammer President Obama over the stagnant economy, the former Massachusetts governor's own time in the public sector, as the CEO of Bain Capital, continues to come under scrutiny. When a Bain-invested company began shutting down American plants and sending those jobs overseas, employees who had spent their entire lives at one company suddenly found themselves out of work — and wondering what would happen if Romney were elected "America's CEO."
The State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons Report was released yesterday. Philip Martin, an investigative reporter from WGBH, reports on trafficking from Thailand.
Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox’s storied ballpark, celebrated it’s 100th birthday late last month. And in honor of the centennial, moments in Red Sox history were remembered and relived like the "Curse of the Bambino." But today, we’re talking about one element of Fenway’s history that is rarely spoken of: it’s troubled racial past.
Today our partner WGBH Radio begins an investigative series about the growing national and international criminal enterprise of human and sexual trafficking, and examines how nail salons in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are being used to hide and legitimize illegal activities. Women are being trafficked to work in salons during the day and then pulled into prostitution at night, and because a salon is a cash-based business, it is a perfect place to launder the money brought in through prostitution.
A six-month investigation into the multi-million dollar business of carbon offsets has uncovered, instead of verdant forests of carbon-sequestering trees, many shady alleys of corruption and fraud. Consumers' motivation is for the best, but the companies who say they'll plant a tree to compensate for one's upcoming plane trip are effectively unregulated, say the investigators. After the Vatican engaged a company to plant a forest in rural Hungary and make the Holy See officially carbon-neutral, the company folded before planting any trees.