The Crisis

The Crisis

An investigation into the deadly fight over the environment and who controls it. In Season 1 we delve into the murders of three Colombian coal miners who were working for an Alabama coal company, and unravel a decades-long saga of bribery, scandal, civil war, and death. From VICE News.

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March 23, 2021 1 min

A coal company from Alabama. Two murdered union leaders in Colombia. A civil war. And a new way of looking at environmental crime.

 

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START HERE. Two coal miners are murdered setting off a decades-long saga that changes the lives of people in Colombia and the United States forever.

 

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March 31, 2021 42 min

A coal company from Alabama opens up a mine in Colombia during a civil war. And members of the miners union start receiving death threats. 

 

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March 31, 2021 20 min

An American lawyer decides to take on the union’s case. But first he needs to find people willing to testify.

 

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The trial is on. Terry’s out to prove that Drummond had a hand in the murders. But will an Alabama jury agree?

 

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March 31, 2021 42 min

What do a Drummond executive, an ex-NBA star, and a small town outside of Birmingham have in common? A bribery scandal that rocked the state of Alabama.

 

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March 31, 2021 36 min

Our reporting turns up other accounts of how the killings went down -- including an interview with the man who went to prison for the murders.


This episode was altered for clarity since it was originally published on March 30, 2021.

 

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March 31, 2021 19 min

A new investigation in Colombia promises answers.

 

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March 31, 2021 10 min

EMPEZAMOS AQUÍ. Dos líderes sindicales asesinados. Y sus muertes revelan una historia mayor sobre combustibles fósiles, poder y conflictos civiles.

 

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March 31, 2021 42 min

Una empresa de carbón procedente de Alabama abre una mina en medio de la guerra civil colombiana. Y varios miembros del sindicato empiezan a recibir amenazas de muerte.

 

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March 31, 2021 26 min

Un abogado norteamericano decide hacerse cargo del caso del sindicato. Pero primero necesita encontrar testigos dispuestos a declarar.  

 

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Empieza el juicio. Terry quiere probar que Drummond estuvo implicada en los asesinatos. ¿El jurado de Alabama le dará la razón?

 

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¿Qué tienen en común un exejecutivo de Drummond, una exestrella de la NBA y un pequeño pueblo en las afueras de Birmingham? Un escándalo de sobornos que estremeció al estado de Alabama.

 

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March 31, 2021 38 min

Nuestra investigación revela nuevas versiones sobre cómo ocurrieron los asesinatos. Incluido el relato del hombre que fue a la cárcel por ellos.


Una precisión se introdujo en este episodio luego de la publicación original el 30 de marzo de 2021.

 

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Una nueva investigación en Colombia promete nuevas respuestas.

 

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November 22, 2021 36 min

Today we are sharing an episode from one of our newest series -- A Show About Animals. This season, we tell the strange and wonderful story of the wildly famous Koko the “talking” Gorilla. 


In the early 1970s, a grad student named Penny Patterson set out to investigate a big question: is language unique to humans? So she begins an ambitious experiment -- with the help of a young gorilla named Koko. Pretty soon, Penny says Koko is le...

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