Reveal

Tuesdays at 7pm

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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Six Years Separated

Feb 13, 2020

An asylum-seeking migrant girl is separated from her family at the border and enters U.S. custody at 10 years old. Now, she’s 17 and still in a shelter, even though her family is ready to take her in. They just can’t find her. They turn to reporter Aura Bogado for help.


The rest of this episode originally was broadcast April 6, 2019.


REVEAL Fundraiser Episode Spring 2020

Feb 10, 2020

For the 2020 Spring fundraising season, here are three of our favorite Reveal stories from the past year.

Lost in Transplantation

Feb 6, 2020

Delivering donated organs quickly to patients waiting for a transplant is a matter of life and death. Yet transportation errors are leading to delays in surgeries that put patients in danger and make some organs unusable. This week, we look at weaknesses in the nation’s system for transporting organs and solutions for making it work better. More than any other organ, donated kidneys are put on commercial flights so they can get to waiting patients.

Don’t Count on the Census

Jan 30, 2020

The 2020 census will make a huge imprint on the nation for a decade, from determining how much federal money goes to states to divvying up congressional seats and helping city planners figure out where to build schools. But experts warn this census is doomed to be inaccurate because of a poor rollout and a swirl of controversy over a citizenship question proposed by the Trump administration. 


Fancy Galleries, Fake Art

Jan 23, 2020

In the mid-’90s, two high-end New York art galleries began selling one fake painting after another – works in the style of Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko and others. It was the largest art fraud in modern U.S. history, totaling more than $80 million. Our first story looks at how it happened and why almost no one ever was punished by authorities. 


Our second story revisits an investigation into a painting looted by the Nazis during World War II. More than half a century later, a journalist helped track it down through the Panama Papers.

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