An Impossible Choice
An Impossible Choice
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That’s the day inewsource will release a special report that’s been months in the making: An Impossible Choice.

Our most ambitious investigation to date tackles a taboo subject of what it means to live on the edge of death.

inewsource was granted unprecedented access to a medical unit where people are kept alive on machines, while their loved ones hold out hope for signs of recovery. This is an untold story, one many in the medical profession don’t go out of their way to talk about. But at the same time, they want it out in the open.

It’s a conversation worth having.

Between now and the 29th, listen and watch for the promotions on KPBS radio and television. And for a sneak peek — go to our website,, and click on “An Impossible Choice.”

On a much less somber topic, let’s move on to…

Money and Tanks

Joe Yerardi has had quite the week.

It began with his uncovering the San Diego Unified School District’s recent acquisition — a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle that looks pretty much like a tank without a gun.

The resulting story went viral instantly, and within 24 hours was picked up by local, national and international news outlets, including The Guardian.


While the MRAP story made the rounds, Joe continued on as our intrepid campaign finance reporter with a story about a Super PAC that plans to spend $500,000 on negative television and internet ads against Scott Peters — the incumbent congressman in the 52nd district — starting in mid-October.

“The super PAC and a sister nonprofit are also planning ad buys in eight other U.S. House contests,” Joe writes in the new story, “including a $750,000 investment in the Sacramento-area race between Democratic Rep. Ami Bera and GOPer Doug Ose.”

For an overview of the money race in the 52nd, Joe walked us through the paces with a story that summarized the millions being raised and spent in one of the true toss-up congressional races in the country.

Lorie Hearn
Executive Director, inewsource

Brad Racino was the assistant editor and senior investigative reporter at inewsource. He's a big fan of transparency, whistleblowers and government agencies forgetting to redact key information from FOIA requests. Brad received his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in...