Two years ago, the system that provides American veterans with health care was rocked by scandal when whistleblowers exposed that vets were dying while the Phoenix VA concealed them on a secret waiting list. Reveal revisits the scandal and investigates what happened next.
Senior Reporter and Producer
Stan Alcorn is a former senior reporter and producer for Reveal. His radio work at Reveal has won awards including a Peabody Award, several Online Journalism Awards, an NABJ Salute to Excellence Award, and a Best of the West Award, as well as making him a finalist for a Livingston Award for Young Journalists. He previously was a reporter for Marketplace, covering business and economic news – from debit card fees levied on the formerly incarcerated to the economic impact of Beyoncé's hair. He has helped launch new shows at Marketplace, Slate, and WNYC; contributed research to books by journalists at Time and CNBC; and reported for outlets including NPR, PRI's The World, 99% Invisible, WNYC, FiveThirtyEight, Fast Company, High Country News, Narratively, and Digg.
Sick on the inside: What the Bureau of Prisons knew
The U.S. Department of Justice says it will eventually end its use of private prisons. In light of this news, we’re revisiting an hour of Reveal that investigates medical negligence in private prisons for immigrants and the shift in immigration enforcement that gave rise to them in the first place.
Living with the unreal: Grappling with Orlando’s aftermath
Reveal’s Stan Alcorn flew to Orlando, Florida, the day after the Pulse nightclub shooting with a borrowed radio kit and a simple assignment: Get to know a survivor. Bring back a person, not just a soundbite.
This week’s attack on a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was the largest mass shooting in American history. On this hour of Reveal, we go to Orlando to hear from the LGBT community targeted by this violence.
Sick on the inside: Behind bars in immigrant-only prisons
This hour of Reveal investigates medical negligence in the private prison system for immigrants. We also expose the shift in criminal justice policy that helped fill up these prisons.