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Reveal is the country’s first weekly investigative public radio show and podcast. Peabody Award-winning host Al Letson takes listeners across the country and the world, exposing wrongs and holding the powerful accountable. Whether it’s Amazon’s poor workplace safety record, inequity in the juvenile justice system or exploitation at drug rehabs, Reveal connects with listeners through gripping and compassionate storytelling. Reveal is co-produced with PRX. Browse our archive of past episodes here.
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Companies across the South profited off the forced labor of people in prison after the Civil War – a racist system known as convict leasing.Listen Now
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Gun-related deaths in the U.S. are at an all-time high. Why efforts to stop the violence fall short.
From the beginning, families questioned the official story in the disappearance of 43 Mexican students. Now there’s a new search for the truth.
Billey Joe Johnson Jr. was a high school football star headed for the big time. Then, early one morning in 2008, the Black teenager died during a traffic stop with a White deputy. His family’s been searching for answers ever since.
Extreme new laws built on Trump’s Big Lie crack down on a phantom problem: widespread voter fraud.
Florida is an unexpected safe haven for abortion, but it also has a history of anti-abortion extremism – and harassment at clinics is escalating.
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Al Letson is a playwright, performer, screenwriter, journalist, and the host of Reveal. Soul-stirring, interdisciplinary work has garnered Letson national recognition and devoted fans.
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