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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

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 →

Full of Lead: How Bullets are Poisoning Eagles

4/4/2018
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Lead – the toxic metal used for years in paint, plumbing, mining and more – still poisons people in all kinds of ways. Lead also kills wildlife when animals scavenge carcasses shot with lead bullets and left behind by hunters. Eagles and condors are not the hunters’ intended targets, but they’re dying from bullet dust. … Continue reading Full of Lead: How Bullets are Poisoning Eagles →

Duration:00:14:46

Poisoned, ignored and evicted: The perils of living with lead

3/31/2018
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The toxic water of Flint, Michigan, reminded us that lead is a very persistent poison. This week, Reveal investigates the lurking threat of lead from the dust of urban demolitions to the wilds of Wyoming. Hear how contractors help one another cut corners on demolitions, putting kids at risk, while city officials study the problem. … Continue reading Poisoned, ignored and evicted: The perils of living with lead →

Duration:00:42:11

Where criminals get their guns

3/24/2018
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Across the country, criminals are arming themselves in unexpected ways. In Florida, they’re stealing guns from unlocked cars and gun stores. In other places, they’re getting them from the police themselves, as cash-strapped departments sell their used weapons to buy new ones. On this episode of Reveal, we learn where criminals get their guns and … Continue reading Where criminals get their guns →

Duration:00:53:50

The kids aren’t all right

3/17/2018
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Federal law requires colleges and universities to track and disclose sexual assaults on campus. It’s different for kindergarten through 12th grade, where there are no similar requirements for cases involving assaults between students. In elementary, middle and high schools across the U.S., the Associated Press found a shocking level of sexual violence among students. The … Continue reading The kids aren’t all right →

Duration:00:57:13

Built to Burn

3/14/2018
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Last year, California had its deadliest and most destructive wildfire season in recorded history. No fire killed more people or burned down more buildings than the Tubbs Fire. Reveal investigates what made the Tubbs Fire so devastating by delving into the history of one of the hardest-hit neighborhoods. — Head over to revealnews.org for more … Continue reading Built to Burn →

Duration:00:17:08

Warning System Down: California’s Deadliest Fires

3/10/2018
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Wildfires raged across Northern California in October, burning through the state’s famed Napa and Sonoma wine regions. In all, more than 170 blazes ripped across an area the size of Maryland and Delaware combined. Scores awoke to flames at their doors, and 44 people were killed in the deadliest fire event in state history. On … Continue reading Warning System Down: California’s Deadliest Fires →

Duration:00:36:37

Deja Nuke: Return of the Nuclear Threat

3/3/2018
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With the threat of nuclear war once again a part of the national conversation, Reveal looks at nuclear threats both foreign and domestic. This episode takes listeners to Iran and finds out what life is actually like inside North Korea. As the Trump administration pushes for the biggest increase in spending on nuclear weapons since … Continue reading Deja Nuke: Return of the Nuclear Threat →

Duration:00:52:48

My Town, Chi-Town

2/24/2018
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Chicago is experiencing a reversal of the great migration that propelled African Americans northward in search of opportunity in the first half of the 20th century. Since 2000, a quarter-million black Chicagoans have moved away. The reasons include decades of bad policy and broken promises on affordable housing, education and public safety. On this episode … Continue reading My Town, Chi-Town →

Duration:00:51:46

The red line: Racial disparities in lending

2/17/2018
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It’s been 10 years since the great housing bust and lending is back. Not everyone is getting a fair shot at getting a loan. In dozens of cities across the country, lenders are more likely to deny loans to applicants of color than white ones – even when you take into account how much money … Continue reading The red line: Racial disparities in lending →

Duration:00:50:33

Dropped and dismissed: Child sex abuse lost in the system

2/10/2018
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The scandal around USA Gymnastics and former Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar is shining a spotlight on the sexual abuse of young athletes. This week, Reveal revisits the story of a woman who decides to confront the coach she says abused her decades earlier. Reporter Tennessee Watson was abused by her gymnastics coach when she … Continue reading Dropped and dismissed: Child sex abuse lost in the system →

Duration:00:53:12

How Bernie Made Off: Are we safe from the next Ponzi scheme?

2/3/2018
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Bernard Madoff may be a fading memory from the past, but for reporter Steve Fishman, the fallen financier’s story holds lessons for today. Madoff masterminded one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history, duping thousands of investors out of tens of billions of dollars. His scam rocked Wall Street for years. In this episode, we … Continue reading How Bernie Made Off: Are we safe from the next Ponzi scheme? →

Duration:00:51:46

Too Many Pills

1/27/2018
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On Reveal, we share how the government failed to stop the opioid epidemic. A Washington Post/60 Minutes partnership with Reveal tells the story of how a DEA insider and his team of lawyers and investigators tried to stop drug distribution companies from flooding America with truckloads of pain pills. His effort was met with backlash … Continue reading Too Many Pills →

Duration:00:55:47

#MeToo: Rape on the Night Shift

1/20/2018
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The #MeToo movement has swept from Hollywood to Capitol Hill. The careers of powerful men ended as women spoke out against workplace harassment and assault. On this episode of Reveal, we look at what happens when the people involved aren’t celebrities or powerful. We team up with KQED, the UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program, FRONTLINE and Univision … Continue reading #MeToo: Rape on the Night Shift →

Duration:00:52:44

The mystery of Mountain Jane Doe

1/13/2018
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Investigators dig up an unidentified murder victim, 45 years after she was buried, in an attempt to give her back her name. The exhumation leads to a series of unexpected revelations about who she was and why she may have been killed. Her case speaks to the complexity – and importance – of opening up … Continue reading The mystery of Mountain Jane Doe →

Duration:00:52:18

The Tide is High

1/6/2018
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The damage inflicted on the United States by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria will likely make the 2017 hurricane season the costliest in our history. But what is the government doing to prepare for the storms yet to come. In this hour, Reveal goes to Texas, Louisiana and Puerto Rico to investigate the government policies … Continue reading The Tide is High →

Duration:00:52:31

A Revealing Year

12/30/2017
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Reveal has had a busy year – our team has chased stories from Oklahoma to Bermuda. We exposed a rehab program that provides labor at a chicken processing plant that’s been called a slave camp and followed the money trail of the Paradise Papers, leaked documents that revealed international tax shelters for some of America’s … Continue reading A Revealing Year →

Duration:00:53:42

Fire and Justice

12/23/2017
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In 1988, two powerful explosions shook Kansas City, Missouri, killing six firefighters. Nine years later, five people were convicted of arson and sent to prison for life – but were they innocent? Reveal investigates problems in the case and whether federal agents pressured witnesses to lie. We also follow the life of one of the … Continue reading Fire and Justice →

Duration:00:52:36

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