Fridays at 9 p.m. on 89.7 NPR News
  • Hosted by Al Letson

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.

Power struggle: The perilous price of America's energy boom

Jun 16, 2015
Sunset over an oil field
Adithya Sambamurthy / Reveal

In June, we explore energy production in the United States. From North Dakota to Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, we’ll look at how fracking has opened new realms of oil and gas production – and we’ll examine some of the complex consequences of so-called energy independence.

Death in the Bakken

The recent oil boom in North Dakota – driven by hydraulic fracturing and advances in technology – is a big reason why the U.S. is now the world’s leader in combined oil and natural gas production.

Reveal for June 2015

May 22, 2015

Access digital assets by CLICKING HERE. ALL assets except for specifically marked social media copy are embargoed until 12:01amPT/3:01amET, Saturday, June 13. For questions about digital assets, please email Cole Goins or Julia Chan at CIR.

Law and Disorder – Part 1

Apr 24, 2015
Indoor shooting range
Seattle Times

In this episode of Reveal, we investigate why minorities and kids with special needs face criminal charges for acting out in school; we uncover how police are poisoned on the job, and trace how people are building assault weapons from parts they buy online; and we gain insight into an elusive character fighting the death penalty in the most high profile of ways.

Dirty shooting ranges poison police

Reveal for May 2015

Apr 21, 2015

In this episode, Reveal continues its in-depth look at law and disorder:

Reveal for April 2015

Mar 30, 2015

Access digital assets by CLICKING HERE. ALL assets except for a few marked promotional tweets are embargoed until 12amPT/3amET, Saturday, April 11th.

Reveal for March 2015

Feb 25, 2015

All digital assets by CLICKING HERE. They are embargoed for public release until 3 a.m. ET Sat. March 14.

The Reveal episode for March 2015 contains these stories:

Reveal February 2015

Feb 4, 2015

Click here for digital assets for this episode.
 ALL DIGITAL ASSETS ARE EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 a.m. PT on February 14, 2015. 

Social media: ALL embargoed until February 14th at 12:01amPT/3:01amET

Embed info and preview link for Jehovah Witness animation

Reveal program and promos for January 2015

Dec 19, 2014

 Click here for digital assets for stations.  Inside the link you will find:

1. Blog post for stations to use for the show
2. Social media copy for both promotion in advance of the show and for use AFTER the embargo window opens
3. Embeddable map on day care records
4. Head shot of host Al Letson

Reveal Pilot #3

Jun 3, 2014

Reveal, the new pilot from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, returns with a program featuring three original investigations:

  • Politics and influence around the US' drinking water - a collaborative investigation with The Center for Public Integrity
  • The extensive record of accidents and equipment failures in the Coast Guard
  • The gap between promise and billions in taxpayer dollars have flowed from the GI Bill to private companies that are failing US veterans

Reveal is hosted by Al Letson.

Reveal Pilot #2

Feb 11, 2014

The Reveal Pilot #2 from PRX and the Center for Investigative Reporting has three elements:

  • The radio program - all new files 2/28/14
  • The audio promos
  • The digital assets. See below for links to essential digital assets.

    • Go to ADDITIONAL FILES to find CIR photos and graphics and a series of WBEZ photos related to the Heroin Highway segment