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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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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.

    Capital Gazette: "All Of A Sudden... It's Different"

    Capital Gazette: "All Of A Sudden... It's Different"

    Part 5: There's one important part of the newspaper's story we couldn't bring you until now: what it's like to have their attacker stand trial. And the unexpected ways that trial can affect you. Plus a big update about the newspaper itself.

    • 32 min
    On Our Watch: Under Color of Law

    On Our Watch: Under Color of Law

    One of the first police shootings to be captured on cell phone, millions saw Bay Area Rapid Transit police Officer Johannes Mehserle fire a single, fatal gunshot into Oscar Grant's back as the 22-year-old lay face down on the train station platform. Now, a lawsuit filed by NPR member station KQED has forced BART to comply with California's 2019 police transparency law, and release never-before-heard tapes from inside that investigation.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    On Our Watch: The Brady Rule

    On Our Watch: The Brady Rule

    Fellow officers long suspected a veteran detective in Antioch, Calif., was leaking operational police secrets to a drug dealer. For years, the department didn't act on their concerns. Even after the detective was finally fired in 2017, his record remained secret. In episode six of On Our Watch we look at the incentives departments have to investigate dishonest cops and what the secrecy around police misconduct means for criminal defendants who are prosecuted on their testimony.

    • 40 min
    On Our Watch: Neglect of Duty

    On Our Watch: Neglect of Duty

    An officer is repeatedly disciplined for not turning in his police reports on time. A mom goes to the police asking for help with her missing daughters. In the fifth episode of On Our Watch, we look at what can happen when police don't follow through on reports of victimization, and an accountability process that doesn't want to examine those failures.

    • 52 min
    On Our Watch: Perceived Threat

    On Our Watch: Perceived Threat

    A 16-year-old Black kid walks into a gas station in Stockton, Calif. to buy gummy worms for his little sister. When the teen gets in an argument with the clerk over a damaged dollar bill, a white officer in plainclothes decides to intervene — with force. In the fourth episode of On Our Watch, we trace the ripple effects of this incident over the next 10 years in a department trying to address racism and bias. But can the chief's efforts at truth and reconciliation work when the accountability process seems to ignore the truth?

    • 48 min
    On Our Watch: 20-20 Hindsight

    On Our Watch: 20-20 Hindsight

    After his son is shot and killed by a Richmond, Calif. police officer, a father looking for answers becomes a police transparency advocate. When the files about his son's death are released, they show an accountability system that seems to hang on one question: did the officer fear for their life? And in a rare interview, we hear from the officer who pulled the trigger.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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628 Ratings

628 Ratings

tom rad ,

dogged & vital

this really is one of the most piercing reporting enterprises in the usa

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Fave show

Love this show so much!! Also love the “on our watch” series, but that last episode really needs some volume adjustments 😅 it’s really bad...

Sussex Geezer ,

Re-runs, really?

Usually one of my must-listen podcasts, however, posting re-runs when there is such a wealth of engaging new podcast material available is a mistake. I want my news and current affairs listening to be just that - news and current.

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