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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.

    Covering Covid: Essential

    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.

    • 22 min
    Covering Covid: Backlash

    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.

    • 15 min
    Covering Covid: Couples

    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 embedded@npr.org.

    • 20 min
    Covering Covid: Not Enough Tests

    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 (tdreisbach@npr.org 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 embedded@npr.org.

    • 22 min
    Covering Coronavirus

    Covering Coronavirus

    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 embedded@npr.org.

    • 3 min
    There Is No Playbook

    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.

    • 37 min

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