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We've heard the news, but we want to know what really happened. That's what the Peabody Award-winning Reveal brings to WCMU each week. The goal is to find out what's going on behind the scenes, hidden from public view. Produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, Reveal presents original work from CIR's team, along with various partners. 

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COVID-19 in the ER

Mar 20, 2020

As the new coronavirus spreads, an ER doctor in Seattle explains how he and other front-line physicians are learning to treat patients and keep themselves safe. Dr. Nick Mark says that because the virus is so new, doctors are improvising treatments and learning from each other. 

Containing the Coronavirus

Mar 13, 2020

As the new coronavirus spreads through the U.S., we chronicle how it came to California and analyze what went right and what went wrong in containing it. We hear voices of first responders, experts and passengers quarantined on a cruise ship docked in San Francisco Bay. Then we meet a scientist who developed a vaccine for a very similar virus years ago, only to have funding cut off before she could complete her work. 

The Refuge Revealed

Mar 2, 2020

The 40-year fight over drilling for oil in one of the world’s wildest places, Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, is coming to a head. In 2017, Congress opened part of the refuge for oil and gas development. The Trump administration says drilling rights will go on sale any day. But opponents are trying to stop it. They say climate change is warming the Arctic twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and the plants, animals and people living there are struggling to adapt.

The Tell-Tale Hearts

Feb 27, 2020

Unborn babies’ hearts are at risk as the Trump administration bows to chemical companies’ 20-year effort to debunk the science linking the dangerous chemical TCE to fetal heart defects. 

Chris Orris was born at Camp Lejeune when the drinking water was heavily contaminated with TCE. Orris had open heart surgery for a defect.

Scuttling Science

Feb 19, 2020

This episode originally was broadcast Sept. 14, 2019. It is the first of two shows where we are looking at how the Trump administration has turned its back on science, usually in favor of industry.