Reveal

Airs Thursdays at 1 p.m. & Saturdays at noon on 89.9 WJCT

"Reveal" is an investigative program from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. We’ve heard the news, but we want to know what really happened. That’s what "Reveal" is all about: finding out what’s going on behind the scenes, hidden from public view. Hosted by Al Letson, former host of WJCT's State of the Re:Union.

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In rural Kentucky, a cold case is reopened after 45 years, and investigators dig up an unidentified murder victim in an attempt to give her back her name.

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On this episode of Reveal, we follow up on three stories at the center of controversy.

White nationalist Richard Spencer has left Montana to set up shop in the nation’s capital – so, how’s it going? 

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Reveal In 2015, French radio reporter Raphael Krafft was covering the refugee crisis in France, which like the U.S. is closing its borders to refugees. 

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The U.S. Navy spends billions of dollars each year building and repairing ships. But how safe are the shipyards where that work is done?

Reporter Jennifer Gollan and producer Stan Alcorn investigate how lax safety has been allowed to persist at shipyards that thrive on military contracts. Their story takes an in-depth look at a tugboat explosion at VT Halter Marine, a shipbuilding company in Mississippi.

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In 1988, six firefighters in Kansas City, Missouri, were killed in a blast at a highway construction site.

Nine years later, five people were convicted of setting the fires that led to the deaths. And now, almost 30 years later, Reveal investigates problems in the case: There was no physical evidence linking the five to the crime, and their convictions were based on witness testimony – a lot of it conflicting.

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As Donald Trump assumes leadership of a divided nation, Reveal heads to Jacksonville, one of the most divided cities in America.

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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.

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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. 

Reveal: Year In Review

Jan 10, 2017
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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.

Reveal: Turbulent Times, Turbulent Skies

Dec 20, 2016
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The man who served as chairman in the last few months of Donald Trump’s campaign is headed to the White House.

Steve Bannon, Trump’s strategist-in-chief, has been widely criticized for fanning divisive racism and sexism and running a news platform aimed at right-wing groups, including white nationalists.

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