Al Letson

Al Letson

Host, Reveal

Al Letson is a playwright, performance poet and actor. He is also the host of Reveal and host and executive producer of State of the Re:Union, one of the fastest-growing public radio programs, airing on more than 200 stations and winner of a 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award in the news documentary category. 

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In this episode, we look at some of our best reporting from 2017 and how Reveal has made an impact in our world.

A revealing year

In this episode, we look at some of our best reporting from 2017 and how Reveal has made an impact in our world.

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