May 1, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court is about to make a decision that could affect college admissions across the country. And Texas’ Top 10 Percent Rule plays a starring role. On this episode of Reveal, reporter Neena Satija, of our partner The Texas Tribune, tells us how an attempt to boost diversity in Texas colleges could, paradoxically, end affirmative action. She also takes a long look at the Top 10 Percent Rule and whether it allows students from economically diverse backgrounds to attend the state's top public universities. We’ll hear from two high-achieving young Texans: Genesis Morales and Grayson Rutherford. They’re college-bound students who attend high schools only 10 miles from one another but whose experiences are worlds apart. We’ll also take you to Berkeley, California, and look at that school district’s integration plan. Over five decades, that plan has worked, for the most part – Berkeley’s kindergarten through eighth grade system is a model for the rest of the country on how to integrate schools. But the city’s single high school faces unexpected challenges.
April 24, 2016
On this hour of Reveal, we take a look at the toll of gun violence in the country, who's documenting the carnage and how lives can be saved.
April 18, 2016
Earlier this year, Reveal reporter Will Evans told us about the discrimination certain temp workers face. In case you missed it: A blatant system of racial discrimination pervades the temporary jobs sector – which is one of the nation's fastest-growing industries in terms of employment. So what happened when we revealed that some people were hired based not on their résumé, but on the color of their skin? This hour of Reveal revisits the three stories about how some temp agencies hire by race and who loses out. And we’ll bring you up to date on what’s happened since they originally aired.
April 10, 2016
In a collaboration with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism in the United Kingdom and KQED in California, this episode of Reveal tells the stories of children crossing borders alone. You'll hear about the wars they’re fleeing, where they’re trying to go and what happens to them when they get there. We followed migrants who traveled from Afghanistan to Sweden to London, from El Salvador and Mexico to California, and we found that kids seeking safe harbor in Europe and the U.S. often confront years of uncertainty and insecurity when they arrive.
April 4, 2016
California’s workers’ compensation program covers 15 million workers across the state. If you get hurt on the job – fall off a ladder, for instance – it’s the system you turn to. Most employers are required to carry workers' comp insurance, which helps cover medical bills and lost wages for injured employees. But Reveal reporter Christina Jewett has discovered serious fraud in the system after reviewing thousands of documents. They show that in the last decade, more than 80 people have been accused of cheating California’s workers' comp medical system out of $1 billion.
March 27, 2016
Every day, invisible armies of men and women head to work, where they’re assigned to do something that helps make our lives a little bit easier. Some of these workers clean our buildings, some assemble our smartphones, and some cook our favorite cheap eats. On this hour of Reveal, we revisit an investigation that is starting to see some real impact: Rape on the Night Shift. We also take another look at the toxic chemicals used in electronics manufacturing, and we bring you a new story about a black market of undocumented workers is are supplying labor to Chinese restaurants all over the country.
March 20, 2016
You know those Planet Aid clothing donation boxes you see on the side of the road? Those clothes and over $100 million in U.S. grant money are supposed to help people in southern Africa. But when Reveal went to Malawi to find out what actually happened, people told us that some of the projects didn't pan out. Our investigation finds that the U.S. government knew an international fugitive was linked to the projects, but kept the money flowing. Reveal goes behind the bin and across an ocean to find out what's going on.