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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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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'

2019-05-3000:35:2712

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

2019-05-2300:01:293

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

2019-04-1800:25:144

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

2019-04-1100:25:592

How It Ends: Judgment
How It Ends: The Brother

How It Ends: The Brother

2019-04-0600:32:4512

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

2019-02-2100:27:3314

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.
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Comments (29)

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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Anita 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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Jeannette Sanchez

One of my favorite podcasts. I love the hosts, it's just such a quality program!

Nov 2nd
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Jasmin Pitt

why does this podcast skip SO much?

Oct 14th
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Diane Grillo

I was on 40 mg of opana 2x a day with oxycodone as breakthrough meds up to 4x a day for about a year or so. I didn't have an issue because I wasn't looking to get high. I wanted to be pain free. No offense but these people would be on Any drug they can find because it's about the high, not pain. I am a product of the 70's and then it was heroin, tuinals, seconals etc. I lost over 20 friends to overdoses in 2 years. These people had an addiction to being high and the more they did the more they needed. I went to a board certified pain doc and brought pill bottles every visit. So those who go to pill mills want to get high and will seek out any drug that serves that purpose. Don't blame Opana. I got off opana and the oxycodone quite easily after my surgeries under doctor supervision. These medicines are for those in extreme pain and saved me from going crazy from pain. You are only showing the perspective from the drug addict and ignoring the fact that for many people it can be a lifesaver. when you don't have to crawl to the bathroom anymore because a medicine is finally working it is a blessing. So until you walk in their shoes or nine you really don't have the correct understanding of what it's really all about. thank you for reading this

Oct 13th
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Anita Davis

Diane Grillo I totally understand what you are saying, I also understand wanting to distance yourself from those people except that it's undeniable that for a lot of people they also began taking opoids legitimately as well. Joy wasn't chasing a high, neither was the ex marine, neither were many people who are now caught in the vicious cycle of opoid abuse. Then there are the people, who like you, can take those pills for chronic pain for however long they need and then stop when they no longer need them. I think the days of being able to tell who will become opoid dependent and who will end up becoming addicts who abuse pills or end up becoming heroin users are far behind us, seeing this issue as junkies being bad vs the good people was never beneficial but these days it's also ridiculous because joy isn't a bad person, neither was the ex marine. However, in their desperation, many people do bad things to get their fix, and I'm certainly not condoning that behaviour. If you listen to the next story when they find Joy again and she tells her story I think it shows just how quickly someone who has no problems and has "everything", who has never had issues in the past, can fall from grace. I'm really glad this didn't happen to you, I know that these pills are needed for people in chronic pain, I guess I also think that there needs more systems in place to catch people before they fall so far that they lose everything.

Feb 27th
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Derek Camp

Diane Grillo Opana isn't the problem. The company that makes it is the problem. The doctors they bribed into perscibing large amounts to people that didn't even need to be on it in the first place is the problem.

Dec 6th
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Mathius Johnson

Noamb

Sep 17th
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John Chen

So afraid this would have a bad ending.

Aug 7th
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Toni Diane

skipping all over the place.

Jul 4th
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Danny

I normally like this podcast and it's host, but "The Redline" episode is sickening. It's official, the left is so anti-trump, it's now a fau pa right.

Jun 29th
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Dallas Dalton

MORE!?

Jun 26th
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Aryn Byrd

I totally love how you can sense the immersion of this reporting from the way the reports somewhat take on elements of the accents of their subjects

May 17th
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Michael Mayer

me my I'm not

May 16th
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Jijumon M

fascinating series! I'm not even from USA but this is just so interesting to listen to.

May 12th
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