In our first pilot: an exclusive story about the volume and impact stemming from the VA’s overprescription of opiates to addicted veterans; the attorney behind many of the worst for-profit charities; bodycams for cops; and how one reporter helped one man prove his brother had been abused at a state mental facility.


Host: Al Letson
Executive Producers: Ben Adair, Susanne Reber
Editors: Amy Pyle, Mia Zuckerkandel
Producers: Michael Montgomery, Michael Schiller
Reporters: Aaron Glantz, Kendall Taggart, Ryan Gabrielson, Amanda Aronczyk
Data team: Agustin Armendariz, Aaron Williams, Michael Corey
Production Assistance: Allegra Bandy, Stan Alcorn, Bianca Bruno, Julia B. Chan, Sharon Pieczenik, Ben Rosenthal
Mix Engineer: Jim Briggs Jaena Rae Cabrera, Nikki Frick, Christine Lee, Sam Ward, Mia Zuckerkandel
Video Producers: Adithya Sambamurthy, Michael Schiller
Senior Management for PRX: Jake Shapiro, John Barth, Kerri Hoffman
Senior Management for CIR: Robert J. Rosenthal, Mark Katches, Joaquin Alvarado, Susanne Reber

Sam Ward is a former senior digital producer for Reveal, where he oversees the web team. He has years of experience producing creative digital media projects for Oregon Public Broadcasting, PBS, ITVS and the Smithsonian, and he has managed projects for funders such as the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education and Annenberg Media. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Ward is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.