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Dropped and dismissed: Child sex abuse lost in the system  

This week, Reveal revisits the story of a woman who decides to confront the man she says abused her decades earlier. Reporter Tennessee Watson was sexually abused by her gymnastics coach when she was a kid. Over 25 years later, when she learned he still was coaching children, she called the police. Her inside account … Continue reading Dropped and dismissed: Child sex abuse lost in the system

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Water wars  

Next to the air we breathe, it’s the planet’s most precious resource: fresh water. And it’s disappearing. The world’s largest food company describes the lack of water as a looming catastrophe that is expected to play out in the coming decades. In this episode of Reveal, we look at what’s happening in places that already … Continue reading Water wars

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America’s digital dumping ground  

You got that new computer or phone you wanted for the holidays – but what happens to your old gadgets? They might not end up where you expect. Next time on Reveal, environmentalists follow the global trail of America’s electronic castoffs. Help us hold the powerful accountable and speak for the most vulnerable. Please go … Continue reading America’s digital dumping ground

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The year in Reveal  

This year on Reveal, we’ve dug into issues that affect people’s lives across the country. We told stories about worker abuse, toxic schools, women’s sports and private prisons. So we decided to round out this season with something different: This hour, we look back at stories you, our listeners, told us were the most memorable. … Continue reading The year in Reveal

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The Pentagon Papers: Secrets, lies and leaks  

Our holiday gift to you is a story we first brought you back in May. It touches on corrupt politicians and keeping the public in the dark. Don’t worry, it has nothing to do with this year’s election. In fact, this story takes us back more than 40 years. Consider this show a trip with … Continue reading The Pentagon Papers: Secrets, lies and leaks

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Turbulent times, turbulent skies  

On this episode of Reveal, we explore the backstory of Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Plus, just in time for the holidays, we take a look at some real travel nightmares and the airlines that cause them.

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Secrets of the Watchtower  

For the past two years, Reveal reporter Trey Bundy has been uncovering how the Jehovah’s Witnesses hide sexual abuse in their congregations – in fact, it’s official policy. The religion’s leaders have been going to extreme lengths to keep the details from public view. On the next Reveal, we track down people who know the … Continue reading Secrets of the Watchtower

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If you can’t afford a lawyer  

If you can’t afford a lawyer, one will be appointed to you – that’s how it’s supposed to work. But in New Orleans, the lawyer in charge of representing poor people accused of crimes is saying no. His office doesn’t have enough money or time to do a good job, he says, so he’s refusing … Continue reading If you can’t afford a lawyer

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A welfare check  

This week, Reveal’s bringing you an episode we first aired this summer. With Republicans in full control of the Federal government, there’s a good chance Welfare Reform will be an issue they may take on. So in anticipation of that, it is worth taking another look at what’s worked and what hasn’t. Today, only a … Continue reading A welfare check

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Glare of the spotlight  

In this hour of Reveal, we’re going to revisit an Oscar-winning movie about The Boston Globe’s investigative team that exposed the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal: “Spotlight.” We’ll take you behind the scenes of that investigation, look at the legacy of the groundbreaking story and see how other journalists went on to expose more crimes … Continue reading Glare of the spotlight

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The secret Trump voter  

It’s over. One of the longest, craziest and most lurid elections in memory is, thankfully, over. So, now that the ballots have been cast, what were the biggest lessons learned? We cut through the noise and ask what matters most: Did democracy win on Election Day? In the first presidential race since the Supreme Court seriously … Continue reading The secret Trump voter

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A frank conversation with a white nationalist  

This week, Reveal’s been working on a show about – what else – the election. But first you need to hear this: Our host Al Letson spoke with Richard Spencer the day after the election. Like many people, Spencer was both thrilled and surprised that Donald Trump won – and he has a specific agenda. … Continue reading A frank conversation with a white nationalist

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Host of problems  

Au pair is a French term meaning “on par with,” a relationship of equals. Every year, thousands of young people travel to the United States as au pairs to provide child care for American “host families” while experiencing a new culture. But life as an au pair isn’t always easy. Reveal takes a look at … Continue reading Host of problems

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And justice for some  

Unless you’ve been caught up in the justice system, most Americans’ understanding of courts comes from what you see on TV.   In popular dramas like “Law & Order,” everyone gets a lawyer, the crime is solved in a neat and timely way, and – of course – justice is served. But in real life, … Continue reading And justice for some

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How to (really) steal an election  

With the presidential race in the homestretch, it seems like we hear talk about rigged elections and threats of cyberattacks just about every week. So, how safe are our votes? Is it possible to steal an American election? Reveal looks at the technology we’ll be using to vote next month, and whether the trend toward … Continue reading How to (really) steal an election

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[Update] Billion-dollar scam  

This week, we’re revisiting California’s workers’ compensation program that covers 15 million workers across the state. Reporter Christina Jewett discovered serious fraud in the system after reviewing thousands of documents. They showed that in the past decade, more than 80 people have been accused of cheating California’s workers’ comp medical system out of $1 billion. … Continue reading [Update] Billion-dollar scam

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America’s Ring of Fire  

Wildfires are getting bigger, more expensive to fight and closer than ever to where people live. The consequences can be deadly. The next episode of Reveal examines how wildfires got so dangerous – and how some areas are fighting back.

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Voting rights – and wrongs  

This presidential election is the first since the Supreme Court gutted historic voter rights protections. Reveal examines the impact of state laws that rushed in to fill the void. Are they fighting fraud or changing election outcomes?

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Russia’s new scapegoats  

A Russian journalist is murdered in St. Petersburg – not for what he’s reported, but for being gay. Reveal exposes what it’s really like to be gay in Russia and neighboring countries today, where hateful rhetoric against the LGBT community appears on a daily basis on TV and out of the mouths of politicians. Reveal … Continue reading Russia’s new scapegoats

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No choice: Failing America’s veterans  

Two years ago, the system that provides American veterans with health care was rocked by scandal when whistleblowers told the world that vets were dying while the Phoenix VA concealed them on a secret waiting list. Reveal revisits the Phoenix scandal, and then investigates what happened next, examining how a national effort to get veterans faster care turned Alaska’s homegrown health care system upside down, and how a deeply troubled VA hospital in Cincinnati responded to its own scandal by blaming the messengers.

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