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49 minutes | 5 days ago
January 6: Inside The Capitol Siege
You may have seen fragments of footage from the siege on the Capitol. Now, hear from those who lived it.
32 minutes | a month ago
Essential Mitch: The Judges
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.
21 minutes | a month ago
Essential Mitch: The Interview
Embedded heads to the U.S. Senate for an in-depth conversation with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
34 minutes | a month ago
Essential Mitch: The Trump Question
This week, Embedded takes a look at how Mitch McConnell managed four years of the Trump Presidency with shrewdness and surprising success.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
Essential Mitch: The Money, Part 2
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.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Essential Mitch: The Money, Part 1
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.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Essential Mitch: The Early Years
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.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
Essential Mitch: The Relationship
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?
26 minutes | 4 months ago
Not On the Same Team
A new NPR podcast delves into a world where the NRA is viewed as too soft on guns and where a new network of more extreme pro-gun groups is on the rise. We hear a preview of NPR's "No Compromise" podcast.
20 minutes | 7 months ago
Covering Covid: Life After Lockdown
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.
23 minutes | 8 months ago
Covering Covid: Essential
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.
16 minutes | 9 months ago
Covering Covid: Backlash
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.
20 minutes | 9 months ago
Covering Covid: Couples
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
23 minutes | 10 months ago
Covering Covid: Not Enough Tests
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 (email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 minutes | 10 months ago
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 email@example.com.
37 minutes | a year ago
There Is No Playbook
When a flash flood ripped through Old Ellicott City in Maryland, residents thought it was a freak occurrence. Instead, it was a sign of the future. And adapting to that future has been painful. To see photos from Ellicott city and video from the floods, go to npr.org/flooded.
38 minutes | a year ago
This Is Not A Joke
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?
37 minutes | a year ago
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.
32 minutes | a year ago
End Of Summer Update
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?
32 minutes | a year ago
Judges 2: 'Worse Than Willie Horton'
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?
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