Reveal

Reveal is a new investigative radio program brought to you by the Center For Investigative Reporting and PRX. We examine what governments, businesses and communities are doing behind the scenes, hidden from public view.

Recent Episodes

Too Many Pills

On Reveal, we share how the government failed to stop the flow of millions and millions of pills that fuelled the national painkiller epidemic. A Washington Post/60 Minutes partnership with Reveal tells the story of a DEA insider who tried to stop drug distribution companies from flooding America with truckloads of pain pills. His effort … Continue reading Too Many Pills →

Access Denied: The Fight for Public Education

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants parents to have the ultimate choice of where their children go to school – public or private – and taxpayers to make it possible. This week, Reveal examines how DeVos might funnel federal education dollars toward private school tuition, yet leave school choice rules up to the states. Plus, we’ll … Continue reading Access Denied: The Fight for Public Education →

Al Letson Reveals: The fight to end affirmative action in higher education

President Trump’s Department of Justice is investigating claims that Harvard is discriminating against Asian American students in its admissions program. Harvard has been accused of capping the number of Asian American students to make room for other ethnicities. Al talks to Edward Blum about the case. Blum has made a career out of challenging race-based … Continue reading Al Letson Reveals: The fight to end affirmative action in higher education →

All work. No pay. Life at a rehab work camp.

Desperate to reduce crowding in jails and prisons, court systems all over the country are trying diversion – alternatives to putting offenders behind bars. On today’s Reveal, we peek behind the good intentions and uneven results. — To explore more reporting, visit revealnews.org or find us at fb.com/ThisIsReveal, on Twitter @reveal or Instagram @revealnews.

Does the Time Fit the Crime?

The number of women in U.S. prisons and jails has increased more than 700 percent since 1980. And for 25 years, Oklahoma has led the nation in locking up women. This week on Reveal, we look at the causes behind this spike. To explore more reporting, visit revealnews.org or find us at fb.com/ThisIsReveal, on Twitter … Continue reading Does the Time Fit the Crime? →

Street fight: A new wave of political violence

A few weeks ago, Reveal host Al Letson jumped in to protect someone who was being attacked by counter-protesters in Berkeley, California. We found the man behind the attack. He says he’s a member of antifa and is taking the fight to white nationalists. We also interviewed rally organizers who are connected to right-wing extremists. … Continue reading Street fight: A new wave of political violence →