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Author: The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX

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The official free download of the award-winning radio program “Reveal,” produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Hidden stories, uncovered – that's what this show is about. It takes you deep inside stories that impact your world, revealing injustice and holding the powerful accountable. The first-of-its-kind investigative program on public radio, "Reveal" is hosted by Al Letson and updated regularly.
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How Bernie Made Off: Are we safe from the next Ponzi scheme? (rebroadcast)
*This show was originally broadcast February 3, 2018. *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. He produced and hosted a seven-part podcast for Audible called “Ponzi Supernova.” Through interviews with financial experts, federal agents, Madoff’s cellmates and Madoff himself, Fishman explains how the $60 billion con worked, and why Madoff was able to elude regulators for decades. Fishman says that while Madoff was the mastermind of the scheme, it was banks and other financial institutions who “weaponized” him, turning him from a “local swindler” into an unstoppable force. Madoff will spend the rest of his life in prison, but no one from these institutions faced similar consequences. And even though some precautions have been put in place since Madoff’s arrest, financial experts warn that for the most part, investors are still on their own.Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Poisoned, Ignored and Evicted: The Perils of Living With Lead (rebroadcast)
Old paint, old pipes and demolition dust often are sources of toxic lead. It’s a poison known to cause neurological damage in children. For adults, new science shows lead exposure increases the risk of heart disease. Reveal investigates the lurking threat from the dust of urban demolitions to the wilds of Wyoming. This episode was originally broadcast March 31, 2018.In Detroit, dust is a particular concern. Because of the population drop, the city is tearing down tens of thousands of empty homes. Contractors are supposed to follow strict protocols on  demolitions, but when those rules are not enforced, lead dust can drift around the neighborhood, poisoning children in unsuspecting families. Reporter Eilís O'Neill explores the impact.Next, we go to the Fruitvale neighborhood in Oakland, California, where the rate of kids with high lead levels in their blood was greater than in Flint, Michigan, during the height of the water crisis there. Reporters Angela Johnston and Marissa Ortega-Welch of KALW in San Francisco explain how high housing costs and lead exposure are connected and introduce us to public health nurse Diep Tran, who says lead poisoning puts enormous stress on families.“I've seen parents go into shock,” Tran says. “Most of them are anxious. Some feel guilty and go into denial, which is not good for the child, because parents in denial don't want to work with us. How can the child recover if we don't help the family?”She says her only option sometimes is to advise families to move to a homeless shelter to escape exposure to lead.Paul Flory could not escape. He grew up in Idaho’s Silver Valley, a longtime mining area that’s now a lead-laced Superfund site. Host Al Letson talks with him about going to school next door to a smelter and the struggles he’s had after his childhood lead poisoning was recorded – and then largely ignored.Finally, we discover how tiny fragments of lead bullets hurt hunters’ unintended targets: eagles, condors and other scavenging wildlife. We trace lead dust from game guts to eagle brains in Wyoming. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
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Christopher Brown

I'm not a Hitler fan and I'm a fan of this show, but I think.....

Aug 31st
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Teresa Wruck

Had not scene Willy in years and never went to facility ? now you care ?

Aug 4th
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MR. MALI_PATRICKII

👇👇~Sí Español~abajo 👇👇 👇👇👇👇👇 -POISONING USA 🇺🇸- 4 what? CASH @realDonaldTrump @POTUS @fema #fema #help #CommanderinChief #fema #freepress WHAT THE HELL COUNTRY IS THIS? @POTUS44 #PresidentBush #43 *COPY & PASTED from this actual PODCAST.* Old paint, old pipes and demolition dust often are sources of toxic lead. It’s a poison known to cause neurological damage in children. For adults, new science shows lead exposure increases the risk of heart disease. Reveal investigates the lurking threat from the dust of urban demolitions to the wilds of Wyoming. This episode was originally broadcast March 31, 2018. In Detroit, dust is a particular concern. Because of the population drop, the city is tearing down tens of thousands of empty homes. Contractors are supposed to follow strict protocols on  demolitions, but when those rules are not enforced, lead dust can drift around the neighborhood, poisoning children in unsuspecting families. Reporter Eilís O'Neill explores the impact. Next, we go to the Fruitvale neighborhood in Oakland, California, where the rate of kids with high lead levels in their blood was greater than in Flint, Michigan, during the height of the water crisis there. Reporters Angela Johnston and Marissa Ortega-Welch of KALW in San Francisco explain how high housing costs and lead exposure are connected and introduce us to public health nurse Diep Tran, who says lead poisoning puts enormous stress on families. “I've seen parents go into shock,” Tran says. “Most of them are anxious. Some feel guilty and go into denial, which is not good for the child, because parents in denial don't want to work with us. How can the child recover if we don't help the family?” She says her only option sometimes is to advise families to move to a homeless shelter to escape exposure to lead. Paul Flory could not escape. He grew up in Idaho’s Silver Valley, a longtime mining area that’s now a lead-laced Superfund site. Host Al Letson talks with him about going to school next door to a smelter and the struggles he’s had after his childhood lead poisoning was recorded – and then largely ignored. Finally, we discover how tiny fragments of lead bullets hurt hunters’ unintended targets: eagles, condors and other scavenging wildlife. We trace lead dust from game guts to eagle brains in Wyoming. Sí ~ Sí Español ~ abajo 👇👇 👇👇👇👇👇   -POISONING USA 🇺🇸- 4 ¿Qué? EFECTIVO @realDonaldTrump @POTUS @fema #fema #help #CommanderinChief #fema #freepress ¿QUÉ ES EL PAÍS DEL INFIERNO? @ POTUS44 #PresidentBush # 43 * COPIA Y PASTÓ de este PODCAST real. * La pintura vieja, las tuberías viejas y el polvo de demolición a menudo son fuentes de plomo tóxico. Es un veneno que causa daño neurológico en los niños. Para los adultos, la nueva ciencia muestra que la exposición al plomo aumenta el riesgo de enfermedad cardíaca. Reveal investiga la amenaza que acecha desde el polvo de las demoliciones urbanas hasta las selvas de Wyoming. Este episodio fue transmitido originalmente el 31 de marzo de 2018. En Detroit, el polvo es una preocupación particular. Debido a la caída de la población, la ciudad está derribando decenas de miles de hogares vacíos. Se supone que los contratistas deben seguir estrictos protocolos de demolición, pero cuando esas reglas no se aplican, el polvo de plomo puede derivar por el vecindario, envenenando a los niños en familias desprevenidas. El periodista Eilís O'Neill explora el impacto. Luego, vamos al vecindario de Fruitvale en Oakland, California, donde la tasa de niños con altos niveles de plomo en la sangre era mayor que en Flint, Michigan, durante la peor época de la crisis del agua. Los periodistas Angela Johnston y Marissa Ortega-Welch de KALW en San Francisco explican cómo se conectan los altos costos de vivienda y la exposición al plomo y nos presentan a la enfermera de salud pública Diep Tran, quien dice que el envenenamiento por plomo pone un enorme estrés en las familias. "He visto a los padres entrar en estado de shock", dice Tran. "La mayoría de ellos están ansiosos. Algunos se sienten culpables y entran en negación, lo cual no es bueno para el niño, porque los padres en negación no quieren trabajar con nosotros. ¿Cómo puede el niño recuperarse si no ayudamos a la familia? Ella dice que su única opción a veces es aconsejar a las familias que se muden a un refugio para personas sin hogar para evitar la exposición al plomo. Paul Flory no pudo escapar. Creció en Silver Valley de Idaho, un área minera de larga data que ahora es un sitio de Superfund con muchos adelantos. El presentador Al Letson habla con él acerca de ir a la escuela contigua a una fundición y las luchas que tuvo después de que se registrara el envenenamiento por plomo de su niñez, y luego fue ignorado en gran parte. Finalmente, descubrimos cómo fragmentos minúsculos de balas de plomo dañan los objetivos involuntarios de los cazadores: águilas, cóndores y otros animales salvajes carroñeros. Remontamos el polvo de plomo de las tripas de los juegos a los cerebros de águila en Wyoming.

Jul 22nd
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Matthew Norell

Christian education

Jul 16th
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peggy moffitt

..sorry but it drives me to distraction. it isn't sill CON valley, it is sill CUN valley. you guys strive for excellence and I thought I would just give a little comment since I live here. and thank you so much for not saying sill CONE valley.. that's pretty far south from here, in the silicone boob territory of the dreaded LA

Jul 8th
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Crispus Nyaga

This episode is pathetic.. I will unsubscribe from this podcast right away.

Apr 26th
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J

Crispus Nyaga it seems that some people dont like the truth being repoted, we dont live in a country where everyone is equal and Trump has become the mouth peice for the alt right, the racist, and the bigots. Cant wait till he is indicited and they start cleaning up the country from the damage that this A**Hole has caused

May 6th
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Brendan Lee

Crispus Nyaga bye

Apr 26th
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Ryan

Wow, I didn't think I could hate Roger Stone more than I already did.

Apr 21st
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Karl Wahlfrid

I am not a Donald Trump fan, and I really like this podcast but I think it's beneath you to put stories like this on the site. Please don't let your dislike for Trump ruin the show..

Apr 12th
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Aadityakiran S.

Guy does not know that there is the fountain pen. But still amazing audio documentary as always

Feb 18th
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Brian Yates

love this informative podcast

Jan 27th
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Islam Kalouda

this is not an update but a rerun

Jan 19th
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Teletha Franklin Brown

love the new video component! great reporting

Jan 12th
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Kevin Limparis

who cares if the guns were used police weapons, the real issue you should be focusing on is why they were stolen, how they were stolen and how to prevent it in the future. legally purchasing a used police weapon has literally nothing to do with the title of this podcast.

Dec 19th
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Michael Delgadillo

amazing work! 👏👏👏

Oct 7th
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Kelly Thorsgard

One of my favorite podcasts!

Oct 3rd
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Karl Wahlfrid

Very impressed. Great Podcast. Fair and objective to both sides!

Sep 27th
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Karl Wahlfrid

Very impressed. Great Podcast. Fair and objective to both sides!

Sep 27th
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