Out of Control: We drive past the crashes, numbed to their frequency, by how they add up. But they do: 640 people a year die on Houston-area roads, and 2,850 more are seriously injured.The carnage, all factors considered, makes Houston the most deadly major metro area in the nation for drivers, passengers and people in their path, a Houston Chronicle analysis reveals.
Heart Failure: St. Luke's, the Houston transplant center made famous by Denton Cooley, has fallen far and fast, dropping to levels far short of its reputation. In recent years, the famed program has performed an outsized number of transplants resulting in deaths or unusual complications, has lost several top physicians and has scaled back its ambition for treating high-risk patients, all the while marketing itself based on its storied past, an investigation by the Houston Chronicle and ProPublica revealed.
Denied: In 2004, Texas arbitrarily decided what percentage of students should get special education services. Today, tens of thousands of children are paying the price.
Serial Indifference: Harris County authorities charged a convicted rapist again and again. So why was he still out on the streets assaulting homeless women?
55 Minutes: For nearly an hour in May, an unstable man fired at will in Houston.
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I served as associate producer of the documentary"Bad Company," which examined invasive species in the Great Lakes region. View a segment of the documentary below.