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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.

Please visit us here for additional subscription and program information. 

Format:

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

Reveal launched WEEKLY on January 9, 2016. It is available via PRX's Subauto.

Weekly schedule:

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. 

Questions, comments, concerns?

Contact John Barth at john@prx.org or Sean Nesbitt at sean.nesbitt@prx.org.  

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Powered by the internet, the sex trade is reaching into all corners of the country. Reveal follows up on what’s happened since we first took you in...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
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On this episode of Reveal, three stories of men are at the center of controversy. He’s been punched on the streets of Washington, D.C., and kick...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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For the 2017 spring fundraising season, here are three of our favorite recent Reveal stories.

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 44:46
  • Purchases: 8
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In 2015, French radio reporter Raphael Krafft was covering the refugee crisis. On the border with Italy, he met desperate families turned away by h...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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President Donald Trump wants to build a wall between America and Mexico. Hundreds of miles of border fence are already in place, but most of the ne...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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America was built on the idea of protecting religious liberty. But what happens when religious groups take advantage of these special freedoms to m...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Across the country, thousands of public schools are within 500 feet of pollution-choked roads like highways and truck routes. Next time on Reveal, ...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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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? Re...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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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 s...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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At a time when Donald Trump is assuming leadership of a divided nation, Reveal heads to Jacksonville, Florida, one of the most divided cities in Am...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Reveal revisits the story of a woman who decides to confront the man she says abused her decades earlier. Reporter Tennessee Watson was...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Next to the air we breathe, it’s the planet’s most precious resource: fresh water. And it’s disappearing. The world’s largest food company describe...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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You got that new computer or phone you wanted for the holidays – but what happens to your old gadgets? They might not end up where you expect. Ne...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This year on Reveal, we’ve dug into the issues that affect people's lives across the country. We told stories about worker abuse, toxic schools, wo...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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Our holiday gift to you is a story we first brought you back in May. It touches on corrupt politicians and keeping the public in the dark. Don’t wo...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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On this episode of Reveal, we explore the backstory of Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Plus, just in time for the holidays, we take ...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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For the past two years, Reveal reporter Trey Bundy has been uncovering how the Jehovah’s Witnesses hide sexual abuse in their congregations – in fa...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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If you can’t afford a lawyer, one will be appointed to you – that’s how it’s supposed to work. But in New Orleans, the lawyer in charge of represen...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, Reveal's bringing you an episode we first aired this summer. With Republicans in full control of the Federal government, there’s a good ...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2016
  • Length: 59:00