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Reveal is the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio.

We’ve heard the news, but we want to know what really happened.

That’s what Reveal is all about: finding out what’s going on behind the scenes, hidden from public view.

Produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Reveal presents original work from CIR's team along with various partners: stations, producers, web sites, journalism centers and reporters from around the world. 

Over 300 stations are carring the show every month. Reveal will expand to a free weekly schedule starting January 9, 2016

Reveal is free to all stations regardless of PRX membership. Not sure how to use PRX? - drop us a line at prxhelp@prx.org.

Want to discuss carriage and scheduling? Contact John Barth at john@prx.org.

Reveal - the show so far: 

Reveal launched with three hour-long pilots in 2013 and 2014, tackling multiple investigative stories, winning a Peabody Award and leading to real impact. Hundreds of stations aired the programs. Missed them? Listen to them below.

CIR and PRX created the program because stations told us they wanted a regular investigative presence in public radio. Listeners are showing a hunger for deeper journalism with meaningful impact. 

Reveal will showcase the best investigative reporting together in one regular, national broadcast. 

Reveal is based on a collaborative production model: many of the stories come from CIR’s award-winning newsroom, but excellent stories come from many investigative efforts. The pilots featured work from the Center for Public Integrity and public radio stations including WNYC, Chicago Public Radio, Michigan Radio, KQED and others. The pilots also included collaborations with the PBS NewsHour, various print outlets and websites to extend the reach of their featured stories. CIR and PRX are in conversation with dozens of other news outlets and public radio stations to feature their stories on Reveal.

Reveal is more than a radio program. It also produces stand-alone digital assets - from accompanying text stories, to data interactives, video, animations, and more - offered to stations for their audiences to engage with any time. Plus a Reveal podcast is in production for 2015.

Reveal won a 2014 Peabody award for CIR’s original investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs’ role in over-prescribing opioid drugs to returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. The story put pressure on the VA and, as a result, the federal agency has reformed some of its most egregious prescription practices.

Al Letson, the recipient of multiple journalism awards for his original series, State of the Re:Union, is the host of Reveal. Al’s engaging storytelling style and straight-on questioning will be hallmarks of Reveal.

Format:

  • Reveal is 59 minutes long
  • Newshole
  • Two floating 1:00 breaks

Monthly schedule:

Reveal will continue to air monthly through December, 2015. We will not permit cherry picking or bundling of programs because of the timelines of the investigations. Program audio arrives the Thursday before the air window opens, which is always a Saturday. The AIR WINDOWs through the rest of the year are:

  • October 3 - Nov. 6, 2015
  • November 7 - Dec. 4, 2015
  • December 5 - Jan. 8, 2016

Reveal will launch WEEKLY on January 9, 2016. It will be available via PRX's Subauto.

Questions, comments, concerns?

Contact John Barth at john@prx.org or Kathleen Unwin at kathleen@prx.org.

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As the country enters the peak of storm season this summer, we want to return to an issue we first talked about earlier this year. What would happ...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2016
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This week, Reveal revisits an hour of stories dedicated to food. We take a look at the complicated networks of labor, trade and regulation that car...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton vowed to end welfare as we know it. And he did. Today, only a quarter of welfare dollars actually goes t...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
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One border official did it for sex. Another blamed depression and financial trouble. Yet another allegedly received cash and a “deluxe” hot tub wor...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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The student loan program was supposed to help open the door to higher education, but it’s become something else: a profit center for Wall Street an...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2016
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Prisons are almost impossible for reporters to get inside, and few people know what life inside is like for inmates and guards. But one journalist ...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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This week’s attack on a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was the largest mass shooting in American history. Reveal goes to Orlando to hear from survi...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Across the country, tens of thousands of public schools could be contaminated with toxic polychlorinated biphenyls – a compound more commonly known...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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On the next Reveal, we’re taking you to lawless lands. From Africa to places in Oregon and Texas, we take a look at what happens in the absence of ...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Reveal went to the African nation of Malawi to find out why the U.S. government has continued to give grants to a charitable organization that it k...

  • Added: May 27, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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On this episode of Reveal, we look back at the Pentagon Papers – how they became public and why they’re so important. But this isn’t just a history...

  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Find out what's happened since we first told you about 40 years of alleged abuse and neglect of people with disabilities at specialty rehab centers...

  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
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In this hour of Reveal, we’re looking into Title IX, the historic law meant to bridge the gender gap in schools. We mostly see this rule play out i...

  • Added: May 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
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With the future of race-based affirmative action up for debate, Reveal spends an hour talking about the racial disparities in education.

  • Added: Apr 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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On this hour of Reveal, we take a look at the toll of gun violence in the country, who's documenting the carnage and how lives can be saved.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Find out what's happened since we first told you about the discrimination certain temp workers face. In case you missed it: A blatant system of r...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
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Every day, invisible armies of men and women head to work, where they’re tasked with doing something that helps make our lives a little bit easier....

  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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California’s workers’ compensation program covers 15 million workers across the state. If you get hurt on the job – fall off a ladder, for instance...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
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In a collaboration with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism in the United Kingdom and KQED in California, this episode of Reveal tells the stori...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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You know those Planet Aid clothing donation boxes you see on the side of the road? Those clothes and over $100 million in U.S. grant money are supp...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:00