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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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This Is Not A Joke

This Is Not A Joke

2019-11-0700:38:4011

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

2019-10-3100:37:1014

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

2019-09-0500:32:0913

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?
There are more than 30,000 state judges in America. And the vast, vast majority of them are not shielded from politics: They have to fight for their seats in elections. Sometimes very contentious elections, funded by millions of dollars in dark money. Is that a good idea? And what does it mean for how justice works in our country?
The U.S. Supreme Court does not have an army to enforce its rulings, the way the President does. It doesn't control budgets, the way Congress does. So what happens when the process to nominate and confirm judges becomes so politicized that people start to lose faith in the courts?
Mitch Part 5: '9 And 0'

Mitch Part 5: '9 And 0'

2019-06-2700:17:118

Mitch McConnell knows that he is not popular. But, he says, the only judgment that really matters is on election day. And of the people who have challenged him, he says, "so far, there have been nine losers."
Mitch McConnell says he never expected Donald Trump to become president. And during the campaign, he was openly critical of Trump's rhetoric. So how are these two very different men working together now? And how are they changing the country?
Mitch McConnell continues his rivalry with John McCain, and dramatically changes the role of money in American politics.
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 Part 1: 'Win This Thing'

Mitch Part 1: 'Win This Thing'

2019-05-3000:34:5720

Mitch McConnell has been described as "opaque," "drab," and even "dull." He is one of the least popular - and most polarizing - politicians in the country. So how did he win eight consecutive elections? And what does it tell us about how he operates?
Coming Soon: Mitch

Coming Soon: Mitch

2019-05-2300:01:294

Coming soon from NPR's Embedded: How did Mitch McConnell become one of the most powerful people in the world? And how did he change America in the process? Episodes available beginning May 30, 2019.
How It Ends: The Search

How It Ends: The Search

2019-04-1800:25:145

In 2015, Bashir Shikder returned from an overseas trip to an empty house. His wife had taken his two young children to live in the Islamic State. For the past four years he's done everything he can to try to get them back. And now that ISIS has lost all his territory, he wants to know... Where are they?
How It Ends: Judgment

How It Ends: Judgment

2019-04-1100:25:593

How It Ends: Judgment
How It Ends: The Brother

How It Ends: The Brother

2019-04-0600:32:0312

What would you do if your brother wound up far away, having made a terrible mistake? What would you do if it involved ISIS? How far would you go? On today's show, we find out.
Now that ISIS has lost its territory, what happens to all the people from around the world who ran off to join it? Their governments don't want them. But their families do. We follow them as they try to get their loved ones out.
After The Storm

After The Storm

2019-02-2100:27:3317

For months, officials claimed fewer than 100 people died from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Then, all of a sudden, the official estimate rose to nearly 3,000 deaths. How did that happen? We have the story of one family that helps make sense of it.
The Hearing

The Hearing

2018-11-0100:34:1815

This is a story about who is allowed to vote... and who is not. In Florida, the ultimate swing state, 1.5 million people cannot vote, because they have a past felony on their record. And there is one way to try and get that right back: Ask the governor directly.
Trump Stories: The Apprentice

Trump Stories: The Apprentice

2018-08-1700:37:2623

Omarosa Manigault Newman has a new book. What about those tapes? We re-visit an episode from our "Trump Stories" season.
The Waiver

The Waiver

2018-07-0400:35:1314

President Trump's travel ban has been upheld by the Supreme Court. People from the seven banned countries can still come to the U.S. if they get a special "waiver." So far, few people have gotten them. We follow one Yemeni family as they try to get a waiver to escape a civil war. Supreme Court audio in this episode comes from Oyez.
The Red Line

The Red Line

2018-06-2700:37:5817

From 2011-2013, Kelly covered the war in Syria, where people would ask, "Why won't the U.S. intervene?" Then came a chemical attack, ordered by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, that killed more than 1,000 people, and the U.S. almost intervened, but didn't. Now, a new book tells why.
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Comments (46)

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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Aug 9th
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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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K N

Drain the swamp

Jun 14th
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James Rust

Basically, Mitch McConnell sucks.

Jun 7th
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dan skeen

this was dr ss7

Jun 2nd
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Jake Hunter

Mitch "Sugar Nips" McConnell

May 24th
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Liz Weir

i loved this podcast the first season. I wish she would move off Trump. I am sick of hearing about him everywhere. Go back to the interesting stories you started with.

May 20th
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thomas wheeler

i don't want Russians screwing with us but thr Chinese arejust as bad they buy controlling shares in big media companies snd play with disimformation also letting illegal aliens vote is a travesty too I don't want any noncitizensm no matter the color of their skin Russians. Chinese Mexicans etc stay out of our cou ntry in Japan which jas no immigration jas two and a half jobs waiting for every graduate if we didn't allow this mass mindless immigration their would be more available housing less stress on the environment and much less fraud on our social safety net Less Is More stop all immigration and stop enabling overpopulation and no immigrant in particular illegals should access gov benefits it is ridiculous people co.e here with bogus claims and go straight to the hospital do u realize how much this cost us lets introduce NPG it is one of the answers to climate change snd other problems u til we take care of all our own citizens we cannot afford to give the world a free ride!!!

May 5th
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Coach Kika

Having Arnoldo in his own apartment would further isolate him and the caregivers would likely be underpaid plus undersupervised. this would like lead to more abuse and mental anguish due to him being unable to communicate effectively with the world at large. no system is perfect but a group home is far and away a better option.

Mar 17th
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Neatz Davis

This is awful. I would understand more if he was a violent offender, if he was a danger but for a drug charge? And he was right, he went to prison, that was his punishment, being sent to a country he hadn't lived in since he was ten is a cruel and unusual punishment that also punishes his family. it's terrible.

Feb 26th
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Julie Nance

This is so depressing. I REALLY hope Amendment 4 passes! The voter suppression is horrible... we don't need Russians to screw with our elections- Republicans are doing a fine enough job on their own.

Nov 3rd
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