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As we near the launch of our new public radio show, “Reveal,” a keen ear can pick up on the steady gain in volume in the newsroom. There’s a noticeable uptick in phone calls, reporters pace more impatiently and, somewhere in the distance, a keyboard is being tapped to death as a story comes to life.

On Saturday, we start a new venture on air. “Reveal” will begin airing monthly broadcasts on public radio stations across the country – and because we know how busy you really are, they’ll also be available for download.

“Reveal” is the culmination of two years of work developing a different kind of investigative reporting show. We have a new website,, that now houses all of our stories – click around and let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter.

So what can you expect to hear on “Reveal”? I’ll let host Al Letson tell you – take it away, Al.

Make sure to check your local listings to find out when to tune in.

Julia B. Chan can be reached at Follow her on Twitter: @juliachanb.

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Julia B. Chan worked at The Center for Investigative Reporting until June, 2017. Julia B. Chan is a producer and the digital editor for Reveal's national public radio program. She’s the voice of Reveal online and manages the production and curation of digital story assets that are sent to more than 200 stations across the country. Previously, Chan helped The Center for Investigative Reporting launch YouTube’s first investigative news channel, The I Files, and led engagement strategies – online and off – for multimedia projects. She oversaw communications, worked to better connect CIR’s work with a bigger audience and developed creative content and collaborations to garner conversation and impact.

Before joining CIR, Chan worked as a Web editor and reporter at the San Francisco Examiner. She managed the newspaper’s digital strategy and orchestrated its first foray into social media and online engagement. A rare San Francisco native, she studied broadcasting at San Francisco State University, focusing on audio production and recording. Chan is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.