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Hosted by Kelly McEvers, Embedded takes a story from the news and goes deep. What does it feel like for a father in El Salvador to lie to his daughter about the bodies he saw in the street that day? What does it feel like for a nurse from rural Indiana to shoot up a powerful prescription opioid? What does it feel like to survive a shootout with the most notorious biker gang in Texas? You may have seen headlines about these stories. Embedded (EMBD) takes you to where they're happening.

Hosted by Kelly McEvers, Embedded takes a story from the news and goes deep. What does it feel like for a father in El Salvador to lie to his daughter about the bodies he saw in the street that day? What does it feel like for a nurse from rural Indiana to shoot up a powerful prescription opioid? What does it feel like to survive a shootout with the most notorious biker gang in Texas? You may have seen headlines about these stories. Embedded (EMBD) takes you to where they're happening.
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Hosted by Kelly McEvers, Embedded takes a story from the news and goes deep. What does it feel like for a father in El Salvador to lie to his daughter about the bodies he saw in the street that day? What does it feel like for a nurse from rural Indiana to shoot up a powerful prescription opioid? What does it feel like to survive a shootout with the most notorious biker gang in Texas? You may have seen headlines about these stories. Embedded (EMBD) takes you to where they're happening.

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Episodes

How It Ends: The Search

4/18/2019
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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?

Duration:00:25:17

How It Ends: Judgment

4/11/2019
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How It Ends: Judgment

Duration:00:25:35

How It Ends: The Brother

4/5/2019
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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.

Duration:00:32:46

Coming Next Week: How It Ends

3/28/2019
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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.

Duration:00:02:17

After The Storm

2/21/2019
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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.

Duration:00:26:10

The Hearing

11/1/2018
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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.

Duration:00:34:17

Trump Stories: The Apprentice

8/17/2018
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Omarosa Manigault Newman has a new book. What about those tapes? We re-visit an episode from our "Trump Stories" season.

Duration:00:37:51

The Waiver

7/4/2018
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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.

Duration:00:35:24

The Red Line

6/27/2018
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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.

Duration:00:36:49

Police Videos: North Miami

6/21/2018
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Police shoot the wrong guy. A collaboration with WNYC Studios and their podcast Aftereffect.

Duration:00:38:46

The Apology Broker

6/14/2018
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This week, an episode from NPR's Rough Translation podcast.

Duration:00:40:58

Coal Stories 5

6/1/2018
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It's been a year and a half. Gary, Kyle, and Brad move on.

Duration:00:23:48

Coal Stories 4

5/24/2018
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We meet someone new. Derek.

Duration:00:28:39

Coal Stories 3

5/17/2018
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It's not all about Trump. Kyle makes progress. Gary has decisions to make. Brad makes a change.

Duration:00:22:39

Coal Stories 2

5/10/2018
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After the election. The price of a certain kind of coal goes up. People's lives start changing. Some think it's because of Trump.

Duration:00:24:08

Coal Stories 1

5/3/2018
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The "war on coal." Getting Appalachia wrong. Which side are you on? What it's like to live a decline.

Duration:00:23:02

Coming Soon: Coal Stories

4/30/2018
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Starts May 3.

Duration:00:01:33

Trump Stories: Scott Pruitt

4/26/2018
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As Donald Trump's EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt is popular with conservatives for his aggressive rollback of Obama-era environmental regulations. He has also been strongly criticized for alleged ethics violations. But there's another side of Pruitt that's less well known. Pruitt is a Southern Baptist, and for years, his politics focused on faith-based issues like abortion and religious freedom. Pruitt has publicly said he doubts the science behind the theory of evolution. In this episode,...

Duration:01:00:22

Trump Stories: Obstruction

2/15/2018
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Embedded tells the story of another part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation--the question of whether President Trump may have obstructed justice by attempting to thwart the Russia investigation. It's a crime that could have been committed regardless of whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia in the 2016 election.

Duration:01:00:04

Trump Stories: Collusion

2/8/2018
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Embedded tells the story of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. What contacts did people in Trump campaign have with Russia? What financial and business ties has President Trump had with Russia over the years? And what more can we expect from the investigation? Through new interviews, archival research, and a look at key moments — from Miss Universe in Moscow, to hacked emails and promises of "dirt" — Embedded pieces together the...

Duration:01:06:23