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Host Kelly McEvers takes a story from the news and goes deep. Whether that means digging into the Trump administration's past, the stories behind police shootings caught on video, or visiting a town ravaged by the opioid epidemic, Embedded takes you where the news is happening.
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Part 2: How do you try to return to normal after a mass shooting? The Capital Gazette moves into a tiny, temporary office, and staff members confront the challenges of producing a daily paper while dealing with fear and guilt.
Part 1: Five colleagues are shot dead. Everyone is traumatized. On that day, June 28, 2018, what can the remaining staff of the Capital Gazette do that might make a difference? Publish "a damn paper."
In a new four-part series, Embedded listeners will get to know the surviving staff of The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, MD, where a gunman murdered five people in June 2018.
You may have seen fragments of footage from the siege on the Capitol. Now, hear from those who lived it.
Mitch McConnell has consistently rejected the rules and norms that once guided Supreme Court nominations. He says he's taken his cue from the Democrats. This week, we dig into the history that shaped Mitch McConnell's views on judicial nominations.
Embedded heads to the U.S. Senate for an in-depth conversation with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
This week, Embedded takes a look at how Mitch McConnell managed four years of the Trump Presidency with shrewdness and surprising success.
A lot of us don't pay much attention to money in politics. But Mitch McConnell does. And unlike most politicians, he speaks bluntly in favor of more political spending, not less. That stance led to a long battle with one Senator, who fought McConnell harder than just about anyone else.
Mitch McConnell has no problem with money in politics. In fact, his view is the more the better. This week, Embedded digs into Mitch McConnell's long and singularly focused effort to keep the money pipeline open and flowing into American politics.
What is it about Mitch? How did a politician famous for his lack of charisma become one of the most powerful men in Washington? This week, we continue our deep dive into the world of Mitch McConnell, looking back on his early years as an up-and-coming politician.
It looks very likely President-elect Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be "Washington's new power couple." What do their non-relationship in the Senate, their negotiations during the Obama administration, and their warm speeches over the years tell us about how they will or won't work together under a Biden presidency?
For weeks and weeks, when millions of Americans were still under lockdown, there were pretty clear rules about what to do. Now that things are opening up, many people are having to decide for themselves what's safe and what risks they're willing to take.
The workers who produce pork, chicken, and beef in plants around the country have been deemed "essential" by the government and their employers. Now, the factories where they work have become some of the largest clusters for the coronavirus in the country. The workers, many of whom are immigrants, say their bosses have not done enough to protect them.
Covering Covid: Backlash

Covering Covid: Backlash

2020-05-0316:472

A small but vocal minority of people are pushing back against public health measures experts say are life-saving. Turns out this is not the first time Americans have resisted government measures during a pandemic with lives at stake.
Covering Covid: Couples

Covering Covid: Couples

2020-04-1820:421

Amid a pandemic: couples getting together, staying together, falling apart. Reach out if you want to tell your story of the pandemic. Send us a voice memo to embedded@npr.org.
What do you get when you have a deadly virus, fear, uncertainty and not enough tests? ... Also, we want to hear from you. If you or someone you know has tried to get anything calling itself an at home coronavirus test, write to reporter Tom Dreisbach (tdreisbach@npr.org or on Twitter @TomDreisbach). We also want to honor the people who've been lost to this virus. If you or someone you know has lost someone to covid-19 please reach out and tell us their story. Send us a voice memo or write us an email at embedded@npr.org.
Covering Coronavirus

Covering Coronavirus

2020-03-2503:402

We're putting together episodes about this virus and we want to hear from you. You can send us a voice memo or an email to embedded@npr.org.
This Is Not A Joke

This Is Not A Joke

2019-11-0738:022

When a student starts down the path towards racist extremism, there's no set plan for how a school should respond. But teachers and fellow students are often the first to spot the warning signs. So what can they do?
The Terrorist

The Terrorist

2019-10-3136:141

Frazier Glenn Miller spent years spreading racist, violent rhetoric, training Ku Klux Klan-affiliated paramilitary groups, and gathering arms to launch a "race war." But time and again, he escaped serious consequences. Many say that's because the government - and the media - failed to see the danger Miller posed until it was too late.
End Of Summer Update

End Of Summer Update

2019-09-0532:09

As the summer winds down, we're taking a look at the latest developments in two of our recent series. What's the story behind #MoscowMitch? And why have Kentucky coal miners been camped out on a set of train tracks for more than a month?
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Andi-Roo Libecap

This is an amazing story. So glad I took the time to listen. Eager to hear how it wraps up.

Feb 27th
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Mitch Hinkle

excellent episode! I'm looking forward to the whole series. Obviously this is not a pleasant topic, but it's so important. I was aware that I forget about these tragadies too quickly. it's important to use the range of media we have today to get informed and mostly importantly, to build empathy. These episodes will help

Feb 20th
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John Reed

Am deleting this Podcast d/t I have had my fill of Moscow Mitch.

Dec 9th
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John Reed

Just deleted without listening. There is a limit to how the many shows on Darth Vador I will listen to. Do something interesting.

Dec 2nd
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John Reed

Good job giving another right wing hate group press. But no the Koch's donations have no effect on your "journalism".

Sep 24th
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Nellie Fly

"The Humanity" would be a better title. Christ.

Mar 20th
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Julie Nance

People choosing to rebuild and think this was really a once in 1000 years storm...in 2016....is an effect of deadly ignorance (perhaps willful ignorance) about climate change. People in rural areas tend to be Republican and don't even realize they constantly vote against their own interests. I think we can blame a lot of this ignorance on Fox News and conservative radio, not even joking. They teach viewers/listeners to mistrust facts, science, and education, so people willfully resist those things. I've taught middle school science in a conservative area and seen this firsthand. Climate change never should have been partisan. It's ridiculous and despicable that Republicans (and their fossil fuel donors) made it partisan. The lives and property lost are on the heads of the GOP and conservative media. How can we get people to look reality in the face and stop voting for Republicans unless they start supporting urgent policy changes to slow down climate change?

Jan 18th
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Alex Mercedes

applause for the teacher who pointed out the IMO obvious response to "just kidding." if the only person amused is the person uttering the hate speech, the utterance is clearly does not qualify as a joke.

Dec 26th
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Alex Mercedes

great show. heartbreaking. I've heard there were interpersonal spats even as the Titanic went down. sometimes we humans can be so inept at recognizing priorities. and you're right: there is no playbook when catastrophe strikes.

Dec 26th
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Anny Hearl

Gail sounds terrible

Dec 21st
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Darryl Moore

That long 23 seconds of silence during the "Break" almost lost me as a listener...ijs. EXCELLENT PODCAST THOUGH. 👍🏿

Oct 30th
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jersey2777

#moscowmitch

Sep 6th
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Des Irrr

I'm not saying he deserves tob be deported, but he really doesn't seem all that sorry for his crimes, and didn't talk about what he would do differently if he stays. Just having a family that keeps saying it's the system's fault, regardless of whether it is, is not going to win over a judge in that system. ☹️ His crimes are minor, but when you're in a country that you are not a citizen in, you need to be extra careful. These things happen to americans in other countries too. I feel like if i had been the lawyer for this man, i would have told him to be extra humble, extra sorry, and express what he would do now if he stays that would make him an asset to the family and community. I think him denying his guilt on the one conviction was the clincher here. He didn't own up to it. He served time, but just says he didn't do it, that he plead guilty to get less time. That doesn't sound like a changed person to me is all. He may be telling the truth, but he did plead guilty and now it sounds like he will just say whatever he thinks will best serve him, if he did that before.

Aug 17th
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Cody Cook

that dude was smoking meth pure and simple. I became sure when his sisters were talking about his habits.

Aug 10th
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Cody Cook

I hope that judge gets lou gehrig's disease!!!!

Aug 5th
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Jonny

Tough to listen to but beautiful.

Jul 31st
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Mary Whitaker

This podcast is fantastic. Your voice is so good to listen to, which is very important in podcasts!! Sometimes I need to turn off a podcast I'm interested in because the narrator's voice is sooo annoying. But this is great!! Thank you xx

Jul 30th
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Mary Whitaker

My god, it's awful that this man's fate is basically up for Russian Roulette. These people are human beings being treated like pawns. This has to stop! My heart breaks for the family, especially the kids xx

Jul 30th
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dok dicer

The depressing thing is that those evil fucks always get so incredibly old. So much time to do harm.

Jul 26th
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Aeryale

the ending is quite jarring. who's lying? Kelly? or McConnell? He either had tears in his eyes and was moved by the Scalia portrait, or the storyteller is being dramatic. it says a lot that he was moved by that motion from the Scalia family. Mitch's "foresight" .... I want to hear more.

Jun 29th
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