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The official free download of the award-winning radio program “Reveal,” produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Hidden stories, uncovered – that's what this show is about. It takes you deep inside stories that impact your world, revealing injustice and holding the powerful accountable. The first-of-its-kind investigative program on public radio, "Reveal" is hosted by Al Letson and updated regularly.

The official free download of the award-winning radio program “Reveal,” produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Hidden stories, uncovered – that's what this show is about. It takes you deep inside stories that impact your world, revealing injustice and holding the powerful accountable. The first-of-its-kind investigative program on public radio, "Reveal" is hosted by Al Letson and updated regularly.
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The official free download of the award-winning radio program “Reveal,” produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Hidden stories, uncovered – that's what this show is about. It takes you deep inside stories that impact your world, revealing injustice and holding the powerful accountable. The first-of-its-kind investigative program on public radio, "Reveal" is hosted by Al Letson and updated regularly.

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Episodes

Poisoned, Ignored and Evicted: The Perils of Living With Lead (rebroadcast)

7/21/2018
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Old paint, old pipes and demolition dust often are sources of toxic lead. It’s a poison known to cause neurological damage in children. For adults, new science shows lead exposure increases the risk of heart disease. Reveal investigates the lurking threat from the dust of urban demolitions to the wilds of Wyoming. This episode was originally broadcast March 31, 2018. In Detroit, dust is a particular concern. Because of the population drop, the city is tearing down tens of thousands of empty...

Duration:00:51:41

Behind Trump's Energy Dominance

7/14/2018
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President Donald Trump has pledged allegiance to what he calls America’s “energy dominance.” This is good news for the oil and gas industry. We examine what this means for Alaskan villagers coping with climate change, Native American artifacts in Utah and birds flying over the U.S. * *To find out, we talk with a former Interior Department official who became a whistleblower after helping relocate Alaskan Native villages threatened by rising temperatures. We also examine the energy...

Duration:00:51:01

Families Splintered Apart, by Government and by Storms

7/7/2018
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This week, we continue our ongoing investigation into what happens to immigrant children after they’re detained by the U.S. government. Our latest story investigates a vacant office building being used by a defense contractor to house children. Then, we travel to the Gulf Coast to learn why last year was the costliest hurricane season on record. In Houston, we discover that homes flooded by Hurricane Harvey were actually built inside a reservoir. We end on the Louisiana coast, where...

Duration:00:52:24

Hunting the Ghost Fleet

6/30/2018
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This week’s episode of Reveal investigates shark fishing in Central America and a U.S.-based seafood company that claims to be a model of sustainability. We start in the jungles of El Salvador, where reporter Sarah Blaskey and photojournalist Ben Feibleman investigate one of the largest shark-fishing operations in the region. The men who crew these boats are migrants from Vietnam who work under grueling conditions. Next, we follow reporters from The Associated Press as they continue their...

Duration:00:51:55

Al Letson Reveals: Pussy Riot

6/28/2018
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Far from the World Cup stadium cheers, a prisoner held in Russia is six weeks into a hunger strike. Reveal host Al Letson talks with Masha Alyokhina, a founding member of the Russian feminist punk rock collective Pussy Riot, about the efforts to free Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker convicted of an armed plot during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He denies any involvement. His supporters fear U.S. President Donald Trump has undermined their cause. Alyokhina knows the topic well: She...

Duration:00:14:07

Ripped Apart: Families Separated at the Border

6/23/2018
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President Donald Trump said he was ending family separation at the border this week. But we’ve stayed on the story, investigating the issues that remain: children being drugged at migrant shelters, asylum-seekers being denied at ports of entry and the problems with Trump’s new detention plan. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.

Duration:00:52:46

Losing ground (rebroadcast)

6/16/2018
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This episode was originally broadcast July 1, 2017. Picture an American farmer. Chances are, the farmer you’re imagining is white – more than 9 out of 10 American farmers today are. But historically, African Americans played a huge role in agriculture. The nation’s economy was built largely on black farm labor: in bondage for hundreds of years, followed by a century of sharecropping and tenant farming. In the early 1900s, African American families owned one-seventh of the nation’s...

Duration:00:50:05

Reveal Answers Your Questions About Immigration

6/9/2018
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Last fall, we threw out a simple question after a show about U.S. immigration policies: What do you wish you knew about immigration? Across the country, listeners responded with hundreds of text messages – from small towns in Iowa, Colorado and Massachusetts to big cities such as Los Angeles, Atlanta and Chicago. We chose four questions and took our team of reporters and producers to task to answer them. To figure out the answers, we go deep into immigration court, help one listener...

Duration:00:51:35

Cops on a Crime Spree

6/2/2018
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Baltimore’s police department was already notorious. But this year, eight former police officers were convicted on federal racketeering charges stemming from an FBI investigation. They belonged to an elite task force charged with getting guns off the city’s streets. Instead, the plainclothes cops roamed Baltimore neighborhoods at will, robbing people on the street, breaking into homes to steal money, drugs or guns and planting evidence on their victims. The targets of the Gun Trace Task...

Duration:00:56:01

Inside a Rehab Empire

5/31/2018
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The collision of the opioid epidemic with criminal justice reform has created a boom for the rehab industry. Those with wealth and insurance often are able to pay thousands of dollars for private long-term programs. But the less fortunate have become easy prey for rehabs with a tantalizing promise: freedom from addiction for free. Reveal … Continue reading Inside a Rehab Empire →

Duration:00:26:31

What cops aren’t learning (rebroadcast)

5/26/2018
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Some police departments are embracing a set of tactics designed to reduce the use of force – and prevent police shootings. Rather than rushing in aggressively, officers back off, wait out people in crisis and use words instead of weapons. But this training isn’t required in most states. Reveal teams up with APM Reports and … Continue reading What cops aren’t learning (rebroadcast) →

Duration:00:51:00

Across the Desert and the Sea

5/19/2018
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African migrants fleeing persecution or seeking opportunity often end up in Libya, where they are tortured and trafficked. Many try to escape to Europe, only to be intercepted at sea and returned to Libya. On this episode of Reveal, we bring you one reporter’s dispatch from a treacherous migrant rescue operation and explore how Europe’s … Continue reading Across the Desert and the Sea →

Duration:00:50:34

Reveal Presents: The View from Room 205

5/12/2018
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In 2014, WBEZ Chicago reporter Linda Lutton followed a class of fourth-graders at William Penn Elementary School on Chicago’s West Side. She wanted to explore a big idea that’s at the heart of the American dream: Can public schools be the great equalizer in society, giving everyone a chance to succeed, no matter where they … Continue reading Reveal Presents: The View from Room 205 →

Duration:00:53:02

More to the Story: Wildfires

5/9/2018
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Reveal revisits our investigation into California’s deadliest wildfires. Last October, more than 170 fires ripped across Northern California, burning more than 9,000 buildings, causing millions of dollars in damage and killing 44 people. Along with our partners at KQED we’ll examine what’s being done to ensure that emergency response failures are not repeated as the … Continue reading More to the Story: Wildfires →

Duration:00:19:48

More to the Story: Redlining

5/5/2018
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Reveal digs deep – and gets results. By mining data from 31 million records, we discovered a pattern of routine mortgage loan denials to applicants of color in more than 60 U.S. metropolitan areas. Our story led to attorneys generals’ investigations and lawmakers’ demands for accountability at the federal, state and city levels. It also … Continue reading More to the Story: Redlining →

Duration:00:17:56

Institutions of Higher Earning (rebroadcast)

4/28/2018
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Across the country, universities are being criticized over issues of money: from how they spend their endowments, to how they raise tuition, to how they award financial aid. Many students are feeling the pinch. They’re going into debt to pay for their education, or abandoning their dreams of a college degree altogether. This week on … Continue reading Institutions of Higher Earning (rebroadcast) →

Duration:00:52:34

Trumping Hate

4/21/2018
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There’s been a lot of conversation about whether Donald Trump has inspired a new wave of hate in America. Reveal reporter Will Carless set out to understand the president’s role in hundreds of hate incidents across the country, with help from the Documenting Hate project led by ProPublica. He found a striking pattern that extended … Continue reading Trumping Hate →

Duration:00:52:22

Tesla and Beyond: Hidden Problems of Silicon Valley

4/14/2018
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Tech companies in Silicon Valley are under the microscope for not living up to their idealistic pledges to save the world. On this week’s episode of Reveal, we investigate companies on the cutting edge that are struggling to solve some old-fashioned problems: Worker safety at Tesla, and diversity at Google and beyond. — Don’t miss … Continue reading Tesla and Beyond: Hidden Problems of Silicon Valley →

Duration:00:53:37

Trump’s Mystery Mansion

4/12/2018
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In 2008, a small-time scam artist transferred a Beverly Hills mansion to Donald Trump for $0. Reveal reporters Lance Williams and Matt Smith tried to figure out why. The people involved in the deal say it was all a mistake. Real estate experts have never seen anything like it. Join us for a stranger-than-fiction tale … Continue reading Trump’s Mystery Mansion →

Duration:00:12:50

Checking into President Trump’s Washington DC Hotel

4/7/2018
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In 2016, the Justice Department alleged that Malaysian officials stole billions of dollars from their people and funneled some of it through the United States. Reveal teamed up with Washington D.C.’s public radio station, WAMU, to dig into one of the largest investigations ever by the Justice Department’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative. It’s a tale … Continue reading Checking into President Trump’s Washington DC Hotel →