REVEAL

4th Sunday of the month at 4pm
  • Hosted by Al Letson

Reveal is investigative journalism at its best from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Reveal's award-winning journalists hold the powerful accountable and consistently shine a bright light on injustice in order to protect the most vulnerable in our society.

On January 9,  2016, KRCB will start broadcasting Reveal every Saturday morning at 8 am.

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Some people who live along the Mississippi River are willing to do anything to keep their homes and farms safe from flooding – even if it means inundating their own neighbors. This week, Reveal team sup with ProPublica to investigate how rising waters have set off a race to build the highest levee.

REVEAL airs every Saturday morning at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

It’s been ten years since former NASDAQ chairman Bernie Madoff was arrested for committing one of the largest financial crimes in U.S. history. For decades he ran a Ponzi scheme from a secret office in New York, duping thousands of investors out of billions of dollars. Many of them lost everything when the house of cards fell. How did Madoff pull it off? And what steps have regulators taken in the past decade to ensure that it doesn’t happen again? For this week’s episode, we teamed up with Steve Fishman, a reporter based in New York City who’s followed the story for years.

Raphaël Krafft / Reveal

African migrants fleeing persecution or seeking opportunity often end up in Libya, where they are tortured and trafficked. Many try to escape to Europe, only to be intercepted at sea and returned to Libya. On this episode of Reveal, we trace their journey and explore how Europe’s immigration policy is helping Libyan warlords and putting migrants at risk.

Photo by Fatou Saccoh/Photo illustration by Michael Schiller / Reveal

Deep in the backroads of central Florida, hidden between trees dripping with Spanish moss, sits the campus of an infamous center for the developmentally disabled. Its story shows what can happen when families have nowhere else to find care for their loved ones.

Nearly three-quarters of a century after the close of World War II, Reveal investigates what U.S. leaders knew
about an American war crime: the murder of dozens of German soldiers in the Belgian town of Chenogne.

This investigation features:
Vivid interviews with a 93-year-old veteran who witnessed the event.
Conversations with historians and the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg Trials.
An analysis of formerly confidential military records.

The toxic water of Flint, Michigan, reminded us that lead is a persistent poison. Reveal investigates the lurking threat of lead from the dust of urban demolitions to the wilds of Wyoming.

Nikka Singh / Reveal

President Donald Trump has pledged allegiance to what he calls America’s “energy dominance.” This is good news for the oil and gas industry. We examine what this means for Alaskan villagers coping with climate change, Native American artifacts in Utah, and birds flying over the U.S.

Picture an American farmer. Chances are, the farmer you’re imagining is white – more than 9 out of 10 American farmers today are. But historically, African Americans played a huge role in agriculture. The nation’s economy was built largely on black farm labor: in bondage for hundreds of years, followed by a century of sharecropping and tenant farming. In the early 1900s, African

An elite squad of Baltimore cops spent years planting fake evidence and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Today, eight members of that squad are in prison. And they might just be the tip of the iceberg. The inside story of some of Baltimore’s most crooked cops, on this week’s REVEAL.

REVEAL airs every Saturday morning at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

Photo illustration by Michael I Schiller / Reveal

Across the country, universities are being criticized over issues of money: from how they spend their endowments, to how they raise tuition, to how they award financial aid. Many students are feeling the pinch. They’re going into debt to pay for their education, or abandoning their dreams of a college degree altogether. This week on Reveal, we take a look at the bottom line for universities and students. This show contains an update to the original story about the University of Texas System. After it first aired on Dec.

Mr. Fish for Reveal

Hate speech is nothing new in the United States. What is new is how often people who use it invoke Trump’s name. 

REVEAL airs every Saturday morning at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

Photo illustration by Gabriel Hongsdusit and Michael Schiller/Reveal

On this week’s episode of Reveal, we investigate companies on the cutting edge that are struggling to solve some old-fashioned problems: Worker safety at Tesla, and diversity at Google and beyond. 

Hear REVEAL every Saturday morning at 8:00 am on: KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

Wildfires raged across Northern California in October, burning through the state’s famed Napa and Sonoma wine regions. In all, more than 170 blazes ripped across an area the size of Maryland and Delaware combined. Scores awoke to flames at their doors, and 44 people were killed in the deadliest fire event in state history.  

In dozens of cities across the country, lenders are more likely to deny loans to applicants of color than white ones – even when you take into account how much money they make and how much they want to borrow.  

This type of housing discrimination was outlawed 50 years ago but it’s making a comeback. In fact, the gap in homeownership between African Americans and whites is now wider than it was during the Jim Crow era.

Hear REVEAL every Saturday morning at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Anna Vignet for Reveal

In light of the conviction of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, we’re revisiting an award-winning investigation from 2016.  

Reporter Tennessee Watson takes us inside the arduous process of seeking justice in her own child sexual abuse case. Her story exposes discrepancies in prosecutors’ responses and spotlights a lack of accountability.

Hear REVEAL every Saturday morning at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91.
 

Gabriel Hongsdusit for Reveal

Bernard Madoff may be a fading memory from the past, but for reporter Steve Fishman, the fallen financier’s story holds lessons for today. Madoff masterminded one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history, duping thousands of investors out of tens of billions of dollars. 

His scam rocked Wall Street for years. In this episode of Reveal, we trace the rise and fall of Madoff through Fishman, who spent years interviewing investors, regulators and even Madoff himself from inside federal prison. 

Reveal airs every Saturday morning at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91. 

Matt Rota for Reveal

The #MeToo movement has swept from Hollywood to Capitol Hill. The careers of powerful men ended as women spoke out against workplace harassment and assault. On this episode of Reveal, we look at what happens when the people involved aren’t celebrities or powerful. We team up with KQED, the UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program, FRONTLINE and Univision to investigate sexual violence against female janitors.

Hear REVEAL every Saturday morning at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Gabriel Hongsdusit for Reveal

Last year saw the most destructive Atlantic hurricane season on record. As climate change pushes ocean temperatures ever higher, scientists predict storms will continue growing more severe. 

How did we get here? And what steps are we taking to ensure that rising seas and catastrophic weather don’t swallow American communities whole? This week’s episode investigates. 

Gabriel Hongsdusit for Reveal

The damage inflicted on the United States by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria will likely make the 2017 hurricane season the costliest in our history. But what is the government doing to prepare for the storms yet to come?

Reveal goes to Texas, Louisiana and Puerto Rico to investigate the government policies that let people build in harm's way, make it difficult to move them to safety and fail to accurately tally the dead.  

Hear Reveal - Saturday mornings at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

In the wake of the protests by neo-Nazis and white supremacists that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump has come under fire for not immediately and clearly condemning American racists. It’s not the first time. Trump and those close to him have often played down the threat of violence committed by white supremacists across the country.  

This week, through interviews with key Trump supporters and advisers, we explore if we should have seen Charlottesville coming and if we should expect more race-based clashes on the way.  

From Flint, Michigan, to the Deep South, this week’s REVEAL investigates how racial justice and environmental justice intersect across the U.S.  

Against their will: The real – and virtual – places sex exploitation thrives  

By Julia B. Chan, Reveal  

Powered by the internet, the sex trade is reaching into all corners of the country. Reveal follows up on what’s happened since we first took you inside the hidden places – real and virtual –where people are exploited for sex.  Produced in collaboration with APM Reports, we’ll hear stories from the pot fields of Northern California to the streets of Chicago and suburban Seattle.  

America was built on the idea of protecting religious liberty. But what happens when religious groups take advantage of these special freedoms to make money, skirt rules or hurt children? We revisit an hour of Reveal that explores the tricky territory of religious freedom and how different groups have exploited this loophole.  

Across the country, thousands of public schools are within 500 feet of pollution-choked roads like highways and truck routes. Next time on Reveal, we investigate the high levels of exhaust surrounding U.S. schools and how the bad air is affecting the millions of children who are breathing it in.  

Reveal is the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.  

 

This week on REVEAL:

In 1988, two powerful explosions shook Kansas City, Missouri, killing six firefighters. Nine years later, five people were convicted of arson and sent to prison for life – but were they innocent? Reveal investigates problems in the case and whether federal agents pressured witnesses to lie. This month, one of the defendants will make his case for freedom before a federal judge.