Al Letson is an American poet, playwright, performer, journalist, and radio & podcast host. He's the host of Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.
At a time when self-isolation is the best way to avoid the pandemic, we examine two places where people have no choice but to live with strangers: nursing homes and prisons.  Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Wildfires are getting bigger, more expensive to fight and closer than ever to where people live. The consequences can be deadly. We examine how wildfires got so dangerous – and how some are fighting back. Parts of this episode originally were broadcast Oct. 8, 2016.  Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Crusading prosecutor Iván Velásquez has been called the Robert Mueller of Latin America. He’s known for jailing presidents and paramilitaries. But Velásquez met his match when he went after Jimmy Morales, a television comedian who was elected president of Guatemala. Morales found an ally in Donald Trump. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
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. The Department of the Interior has just removed the final hurdle to allow oil industry bids for the right to drill in the refuge. Opponents 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. In this episode, we examine the future of the refuge for the people who live there. It’s a collaboration with the award-winning podcast Threshold, which was supported by the Pulitzer Center.  This episode originally was released March 7, 2020.  Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Aug 8th, 1972
Episode Count
343
Podcast Count
11
Total Airtime
1 week, 2 days
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 183723