Long Center to Host NPR’s All Things Considered Kelly McEvers’ Embedded: The Humans Behind the Headlines

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Kelly McEvers

Launching only this past March, NPR’s latest hit podcast, Embedded, is already a global hit! Hosted by one of NPR’s greatest international correspondents, Embedded takes a story from the news and goes deep—taking its listeners on the journalistic journey where they learn something in the process.Embedded: The Humans Behind the Headlines brings Kelly McEvers (co-host of All Things Considered) to the Long Center on August 28, where she will share her timely thoughts on storytelling, current events, and the world at-large. Tickets go on sale today at noon and start at $29.

Immersive and mesmerizing, Embedded brings long-form news reporting to the forefront of the listener experience. Emphasizing aspects and ideas of news items not typical broached in the daily news cycle, McEvers’ podcast creates a relatable figure in the field of journalism—the listener will experience all of the uncertainty, confusion, and processing of news reporting firsthand. Beyond the headlines, Embedded takes you to where these headlines originate and lets you loose.

As co-host of All Things Considered, NPR’s familiar and award-winning afternoon newsmagazine, Kelly McEvers also hosts the program from NPR West in Culver City, California. McEvers has been both a national and international correspondent for NPR, and is a two-time Peabody award winner for her work in Syria and during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. McEvers started her journalism career in 1997 at the Chicago Tribune. Her writing also has appeared in The New York Review of BooksThe Washington MonthlySlate and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her radio work also has aired on This American LifeThe World, and the BBC.

No stranger to working in conflict zones—the journalistic meaning of the term “embedded”—for many years McEvers was based in the Middle East, where she covered the Arab Spring uprisings and the brutal crackdowns and conflicts that followed. She has been tear-gassed in Bahrain; she has spent a night in a tent city with a Yemeni woman who would later share the Nobel Peace Prize; and she has snuck into war-torn Syria to report on anti-government rebels known as the Free Syrian Army and the Islamist militants who would later form ISIS. In Iraq, she covered the final withdrawal of U.S. troops. Before that, McEvers was one of the first Western correspondents to be based, full-time, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Join us for this deeply engaging evening, where Kelly McEvers will immerse us in her storytelling, on-the-ground reporting, and what it’s like to be “embedded.”

August 28th / Tickets On Sale Today!

Tickets are available at TheLongCenter.org or by calling (512) 474.LONG (5664). Also available at the Long Center’s 3M Box Office located at 701 West Riverside Drive at South First Street.  For groups of 10 and more, please call 512-457-5161 or groupsales@thelongcenter.org.

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