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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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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 ...

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Last fall, Reveal reporters found that wildfires were spreading to new parts of the country, and to more densely populated areas. Now, we revisit t...

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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...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
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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. I...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
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  • Added: May 25, 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...

  • Added: May 17, 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...

  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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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 a...

  • Added: May 04, 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 o...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
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Reveal exposes what it's really like to be gay in Russia and neighboring countries today, where hateful rhetoric against the LGBT community appears...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
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A Russian journalist is murdered in St. Petersburg – not for what he’s reported, but for being gay. Reveal exposes what it's really like to be gay ...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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At a time when environmental protections are under more threats than ever, Reveal visits minority communities facing toxic burdens.

  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • 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: Apr 10, 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 31, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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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 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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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
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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
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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