John M Barnes, Independent Investigative Journalist

Saturday, Aug. 13, 12:45-1:15 pm PDT
‏‏“Michigan’s Secret Wolf Killings”

The Freedom of Information Act helped reconstruct how money, a powerful lawmaker, a fabricated cattle attack, and one farm with “poorly buried” carcasses led to the questionable shootings of 11 gray wolves in the past six years.

John Barnes is an investigative reporter who led projects for the largest and most-read newspaper group in his home state of Michigan, John’s efforts have exposed state and federal wolf management failings;  highlighted juvenile-lifer injustices; uncovered predatory government lending that bankrupted family farms; and provoked a state crackdown after exposing widespread indifference and non-compliance with mandatory school safety drills, including against armed intruders.

Twitter: @JB_Barnes

John M Barnes

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