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Help Reveal Go Weekly

Reveal combines in-depth investigative reporting with first-rate storytelling. Help us get to the bottom of our next story!

Help Reveal Go Weekly

Reveal combines in-depth investigative reporting with first-rate storytelling. Help us get to the bottom of our next story!

$31,627
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368
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 10 2015 6:36 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 10, 2015
 

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    We will thank you and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website. You can feel good about helping us get to the bottom of important stories and hold the powerful accountable.

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    Get a Reveal button so you can show the world that you know there's always more to the story. We also will thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website.

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    Look at the world through Reveal-colored glasses! We’ll send you a pair of stylish sunglasses that will reveal the truth, no matter where you look. We also will thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website.

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    Reveal Reporter G.W. Schulz is the consummate metal aficionado. You’ll get the pumpin' playlist that keeps him going when he's on the verge of cracking an investigation wide open (see his recent Left for Dead investigation on our website). We'll send the playlist to you on a thumb drive, carefully strapped inside a plastic skull (naturally). We also will thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website.

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    Reveal Reporter Trey Bundy and Creative Director Michael I Schiller will thank you for your gift with their beautifully designed and written graphic novel, “The Box.” This limited-edition book was drawn by artist Anna Vignet and tells the story of one young man who was held in isolation for more than 300 days. The novel is part of Bundy’s larger investigation that contributed to the national call for an end to solitary confinement of youth at New York’s Rikers Island. We will also thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website.

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    Reveal Reporter Matt Smith wrote and illustrated “Techsploitation," a limited-edition graphic novel that tells the true story of an Indian tech worker who has big dreams of a job in the U.S., but finds himself under the thumb of a shady labor broker. The novel is part of a larger investigation by Smith and Reporter Jennifer Gollan into widespread abuse of foreign high-tech workers in the U.S., which led to congressional hearings about the H-1B visa program. We also will thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website.

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    Byard Duncan, our community manager – and resident coffee geek – will provide an hourlong intensive on coffee sourcing, brewing and tasting at our office in the San Francisco Bay Area. Before Byard joined Reveal, he was the communications manager for Blue Bottle Coffee Co., a leader in the world of specialty coffee. He keeps a notebook at the ready and an AeroPress in his desk drawer. You’ll take away a few coffee samples from your tasting as well as instructions on brewing the perfect cup of coffee. We also will thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website.

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    Learn beat-matching 101, an introduction to DJing with vinyl – those 12-inch plates of plastic that music is pressed into – offered by our own Julia B. Chan. Reveal's digital editor and producer used to be a DJ at several of San Francisco's hottest venues, supporting her journalism habit by DJing after her night shift at a newspaper. Join Julia for one of two sessions in the San Francisco Bay Area and walk away with impressive party skills – among other things, you'll learn that "wiki wiki" is a sound effect and not just a nickname for that free online encyclopedia we all use.

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    Live in New York or close to it? Join members of the Reveal crew at an exclusive party in Manhattan. You'll clink glasses with other lovers of great storytelling and see a Reveal story performed live. We also will thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website.

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    We wouldn’t be a true public radio show if we didn’t have a tote bag to give away! Designed by artist Matt Rota, and inspired by the Reveal motto “There’s more to the story,” you’ll carry your groceries or other essentials in a beautifully designed, sturdy bag. But here’s something extra: We’re filling the bag with our graphic novels. With these novels, reporters and artists have transformed our investigations into works of art. We also will thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website.

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    Here at Reveal, we like to create listening experiences. So we'd like to make one for you – and all the people who can't reach you on the phone. Reveal's Lead Sound Designer and Engineer Jim Briggs will create a personalized, boutique voice mail message for you so you can ignore your calls in style. We also will thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website.

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    Stuck on a reporting project and can't make sense of the data? Jennifer LaFleur, our award-winning senior editor of data, is here to help. She'll give you an hour of consulting on your data project or talk to you about how your child, friend or significant other can get into one of the fastest growing sections of media - data journalism. Don't miss this opportunity for advice on your project from one of the premiere data journalists in the country.

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    Listen to Reveal in style, at home or on the go, on this handmade digital audio player from our friend Bryon Jankow at Seismic Autosound. He’s built a one-of-a-kind Reveal Radio. It's bluetooth enabled, so it can play all of your favorite episodes of Reveal from any device. It's portable, rechargeable and can power any USB gadget. (And it's got bass!) We also will thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website.

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    Got a story you want to tell but don’t know how to get started? Reveal’s award-winning Host Al Letson – who moonlights as a playwright, poet, comic book author and performer – will work with you one-on-one to tell and perform your personal story. This can be done in person here in the San Francisco Bay Area, or through video calls, limited to four hours over the course of two weeks. Al will help you craft and record your story to share with the world (or not – that part is up to you). We also will thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website and on our podcast.

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    Have breakfast with Reveal Host Al Letson and Executive Producer Kevin Sullivan. Afterwards, sit in on a live studio recording session at Reveal headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area. Watch the magic happen and then, if you’re brave, head into the sound booth to try voicing a Reveal promotional spot yourself. We may even air it! We will also thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website and on our podcast.

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    You and seven of your friends will have an intimate dinner in the San Francisco Bay Area with Daniel Ellsberg, the man who released the Pentagon Papers, and Robert J. Rosenthal, CIR's executive director who, as an editorial assistant at The New York Times, worked on the Pentagon Papers project. You’ll have the opportunity to hear firsthand the behind-the-scenes story of one of the most significant investigations of our time. Our Managing Editor – and talented home chef – Amy Pyle will host the gourmet dinner at her house, which has a fabulous view of the beautiful San Francisco Bay. We also will thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website and on our podcast.

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    Join CIR Executive Chair Phil Bronstein for a private dinner for you and five of your friends in San Francisco. Phil will share behind-the-scenes stories from "The Shooter," his Esquire magazine cover story about the man who killed Osama bin Laden. He'll also provide insight into the continuing questions about what really happened in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in May 2011 and why it matters.

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    Reveal Producer Ike Sriskandarajah will make you a mix of some of his favorite Indo-Caribbean jams, known as Chutney. The music blends African and Indian styles and goes well with tropical drinks. We'll send his playlist to you on a thumb drive, inside a real coconut that can be repurposed to hold the refreshing drink of your choice. We also will thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website.

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    Don’t keep your love of investigative reporting a secret. Proudly hang an exclusive, limited-edition redaction-styled poster, designed by the artists at Goodby Silverstein & Partners and signed by Reveal Host Al Letson. We also will thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website.

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    Tired of your same old grant proposal language? Our ace fundraising team, with expertise in raising money from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies, will help you make your story shine. One or more members of our team will provide you with one hour of advice and coaching by phone, Skype, Google Hangout or in person at our San Francisco Bay Area office. We will critique your grant proposal and provide the kind of feedback you need to create a compelling case for your project or organization.

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    Love audio, but want to tell your story in video? Have no fear: We have something for you. Amanda Pike and David Ritsher from our Emmy-winning video team will provide one hour of consulting on your documentary pitch or script. They’ll join you by phone, Skype, Google Hangout or in person at our San Francisco Bay Area office to go through your script and give you immediate, constructive feedback on how you can improve it to get it to the big screen. We also will thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website.

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    Got an idea for your own podcast? Already launched a podcast and looking for feedback on how to improve it? Reveal Producers Amy Walters and Delaney Hall will give you one hour of advice and coaching by phone, Skype, Google Hangout or in person at our San Francisco Bay Area office, to turn your vision into great audio. We also will thank and recognize you as a Reveal member on our website.

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