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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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The mystery of Mountain Jane Doe

8/12/2017
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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: 00:53:10


No country for sanctuary seekers

8/5/2017
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President Donald Trump has promised to withdraw federal money from jurisdictions that do not help immigration agents find and deport people living illegally in this country. This week, we look into places that offer sanctuary to those immigrants – and what the conflict between federal and local policies means for them. To explore more reporting, … Continue reading No country for sanctuary seekers →

Duration: 00:51:35


Her own devices: Is a contraceptive implant making us sick?

7/29/2017
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In Texas, women with limited access to abortions are traveling across the border to find a drug that will induce miscarriages. In Mississippi, anti-abortion groups are opening crisis pregnancy centers across from abortion clinics to persuade women to keep their babies. And one company offers permanent birth control through the insertion of a simple device … Continue reading Her own devices: Is a contraceptive implant making us sick? →

Duration: 00:53:39


Deadly waters

7/22/2017
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The U.S. Navy spends tens of billions of dollars each year building and repairing ships. But how safe are the shipyards where that work is done? Reveal investigates how lax safety has been allowed to persist at shipyards that thrive on military contracts. This hour also will explore one of the newest warships in the … Continue reading Deadly waters →

Duration: 00:52:48


No where to run

7/15/2017
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In Texas, the foster care system is failing the vulnerable children it’s meant to protect, leaving them without a safe place to live. Many end up on the streets or in jail, which is one of the few places where they can receive treatment services. This week we look into the crisis in foster care, … Continue reading No where to run →

Duration: 00:53:11


Al Letson Reveals: Roger Stone

7/13/2017
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President Donald Trump has been in office for six months. On this week’s podcast special, Reveal host Al Letson speaks with someone who helped get him there – Roger Stone. Stone is a former campaign adviser to Trump and helped set the tone of the 2016 election. For decades, he’s played hardball politics as a … Continue reading Al Letson Reveals: Roger Stone →

Duration: 00:22:04


The smuggler

7/8/2017
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In 2015 French radio reporter Raphael Krafft was covering the refugee crisis. Then one day, one refugee asked for his help. Raphael followed his moral compass… which led him on the journey of a lifetime. To explore more reporting, visit revealnews.org or find us at fb.com/ThisIsReveal, on Twitter @reveal, or Instagram @revealnews.

Duration: 00:52:12


Losing ground

7/1/2017
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In 1996, Eddie Wise, the son of a sharecropper, purchased a farm with a loan from the USDA. Twenty years later, the USDA foreclosed on the property and evicted him. Reveal investigates his claim that he was discriminated against because of his race. To explore more reporting, visit revealnews.org or find us on fb.com/ThisIsReveal, Twitter … Continue reading Losing ground →

Duration: 00:50:47


Trial and terror

6/24/2017
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President Donald Trump has used the threat of foreign-born terrorists to justify his travel ban – but since 9/11, nearly every terrorist attack in the United States has come from within. On this episode of Reveal, we investigate which domestic terror episodes get tracked and why. To explore more reporting, visit revealnews.org or find us … Continue reading Trial and terror →

Duration: 00:53:02


America’s ring of fire

6/17/2017
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Last fall, Reveal reporters predicted that wildfires would spread to new parts of the country, and to more densely populated areas. Now, we revisit that hour with a new story about Kansas, a state that’s battling not only wildfires, but also significant underfunding of its forest firefighter team. Head over to revealnews.org for more of … Continue reading America’s ring of fire →

Duration: 00:51:51


After the bubble burst

6/10/2017
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America’s housing bust created both winners and losers – and homeowners have been the biggest losers. Last year, the rate of homeownership in the U.S. hit its lowest point since the 1960s. So who are the winners? This episode of Reveal takes you into the world of people who are still profiting, from rent-to-own investors … Continue reading After the bubble burst →

Duration: 00:52:54


Misconceptions

6/3/2017
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This week, we’re trying an experiment that will give you a little something extra while you’re listening. To get started text “Hey Al” to 202-873-8325. The world’s first “test tube baby” turns 40 next year. As she’s grown up, so has the medical specialty that produced her: in vitro fertilization. It’s a big business addressing … Continue reading Misconceptions →

Duration: 00:51:43


The kids aren’t all right

5/27/2017
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Federal law requires colleges and universities to report sexual assaults on campus. But that’s not true for kindergarten through 12th grade – and the Associated Press found a shocking level of that violence among students under 18. Reveal delves into the results of this yearlong investigation on its upcoming episode. Head over to revealnews.org for … Continue reading The kids aren’t all right →

Duration: 00:54:33


The man inside: Four months as a prison guard

5/22/2017
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The government’s back in business with private prisons. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed the Obama-era decision to phase out federal use of corporate-run prisons. On this episode, Reveal revisits an hour with Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer who takes you inside a private prison on lockdown. Head over to revealnews.org for more of our … Continue reading The man inside: Four months as a prison guard →

Duration: 00:54:05


Standing Rock and beyond

5/13/2017
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The oil protests at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation drew national attention. On Reveal, we team up with Inside Energy to go behind the scenes and meet the young people who started the fight. This upcoming hour looks at how those protests put at-risk teens on a healthier path and how other Native tribes are … Continue reading Standing Rock and beyond →

Duration: 00:52:40


What cops aren’t learning

5/6/2017
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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 →

Duration: 00:53:15


Running from cops

4/29/2017
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In cities across America, black men are on the run. On April 4, 2015, in South Carolina, Walter Scott was killed while running away from a police officer. Eight days later, Freddie Gray ran from police in Baltimore. He was caught and later died in custody. On this episode of Reveal, we explore the consequences … Continue reading Running from cops →

Duration: 00:53:27


Russias new scapegoats

4/22/2017
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In light of recent reports about Chechnya’s anti-gay kidnappings, torture and killings, Reveal revisits stories that expose what it’s like to be gay in Russia. Right now, hateful rhetoric against the LGBT community appears on a daily basis on Russian TV and in speeches by Russian politicians. Reveal traces the roots of the anti-gay movement … Continue reading Russias new scapegoats →

Duration: 00:53:07


Toxic burden

4/15/2017
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At a time when environmental protections are under more threats than ever, Reveal visits minority communities facing toxic burdens. Head over to revealnews.org for more of our reporting. Follow us on Facebook at fb.com/ThisIsReveal and on Twitter @reveal. And to see some of what you’re hearing, we’re also on Instagram @revealnews.

Duration: 00:52:09


Al Letson Reveals: The color of feminism

4/13/2017
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From women’s 19th-century fight for the right to vote to the Women’s March this year, racism has affected feminist movements. In this podcast special, Al Letson recalls the #BlackWomenAtWork stories that went viral recently and talks with Kimberly Foster, the founder of For Harriet and a very frank video commentator, about her dream to “bring … Continue reading Al Letson Reveals: The color of feminism →

Duration: 00:15:42

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