Capital City Fund For Investigative Journalism


Potomac River Rapist Podcast

WRC-TV true crime reporter Paul Wagner benefitted from a SpotlightDC award to create a multi-part investigative podcast reporting on how police tracked down the Potomac River Rapist.

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DC’s Failed Forensic Lab

Funded by SpotlightDC, veteran investigative reporter Sloane Airey joined with Washington City Paper columnist Alex Koma to penetrate DC’s Failed Forensic Lab — 

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Recycling in DC Is A Myth – And It’s Going Down Hill

In hopes of aiding the environment, we separate trash our into bins: garbage and refuse in one; cardboard, newspaper, glass and plastic in another – and we feel better, expecting stuff in one bin destined for reuse, perhaps even wearing shoes one day re-manufactured from our plastic bottles. But an investigation funded by SpotlightDC shows that DC fails to recycle, from collection and separation to monitoring and enforcing rules.

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