NPR's 'Embedded' Podcast Returns For Three Episodes On Videos Of Police Encounters
February 23, 2017 at 10:43 AM (PT)
NPR podcast EMBEDDED is returning for a three-episode run on MARCH 9th through 23rd. The new episodes find reporter KELLY MCEVERS is delving into the issue of police encounters caught on video, heading to CHARLOTTE, FLAGSTAFF and NEW RICHMOND, OH to explore how incidents can end up with multiple perspectives from multiple video vantage points. Abbreviated versions of the reports will air on NPR's "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" and a special episode of BOSTON UNIVERSITY News-Talk WBUR/BOSTON's "ON POINT" will feature a discussion with MCEVERS about the stories.
"KELLY is a phenomenal reporter with a special gift for pulling you into a scene and leaving you feeling deeply connected to the people and issues you discover along the way,” said VP of Programming and Audience Development ANYA GRUNDMANN. “Her work is smart and visceral and never quite takes you where you expect to go, which is one of the secrets of its power and clearly why audiences love it so much.”
"The idea for these episodes came during a week when it seemed like there were so many shootings -- of civilians and police,” said MCEVERS. “It all seemed a little overwhelming. And we thought, this is one of those times when we need to slow down and try to make some sense of the news. That's what EMBEDDED is all about."
In addition, the episode will be the subject of a MARCH 30th live show, "NPR EMBEDDED: POLICE VIDEOS ON TRIAL," with MCEVERS and guest CONNIE RICE discussing the stories and inviting audience members to play jury.