In the Dark

Serial investigative journalism from APM Reports, with host Madeleine Baran and a team of reporters. In Season 1, we looked at the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota and the accountability of sheriffs in solving crime. In Season 2, we examined the case of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime. With a special report on how Covid-19 is affecting the Mississippi Delta.

Introducing: In Front of Our Eyes from MPR News

In the Dark

  • over 2 years ago
  • 03:42

In March 2021, the trial of Derek Chauvin, the first of the former officers charged in the killing of George Floyd, began. Police officers are rarely prosecuted in such cases — and the world is watching. The Minnesota Public Radio newsroom, which has followed this case in detail from the beginning, will bring listeners updates on this monumental case, and the consequences it holds for the city and the country. Created in collaboration with American Public Media. Learn more and subscribe: In Front of Our Eyes

S2 E20: Curtis Flowers

In the Dark

  • almost 3 years ago
  • 01:02:46

During three years investigating the Curtis Flowers case, we’d talked to nearly everyone involved: lawyers, witnesses, jurors, family members, investigators, politicians, and many, many people around town. But there was one person we hadn’t yet interviewed — Curtis Flowers himself. That is, until one day in early October, a few weeks after he’d been cleared of all charges. For the final episode of Season 2, we at long last talk to the man at the center of it all. Read a story about accountability. See photos of Curtis Flowers on Instagram. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.

Coronavirus in the Delta E6: Delta State

In the Dark

  • over 3 years ago
  • 29:46

College football is practically a religion in Mississippi. And for the players, it's life. As Covid-19 upended their world, the teammates at Delta State struggled to find structure and support for an off-season like no other. Support journalism with a donation to In the Dark.

Coronavirus in the Delta E5: Geno

In the Dark

  • over 3 years ago
  • 32:59

As the coronavirus swept into the Mississippi Delta, a judge in the small city of Indianola decided to release every inmate she had in jail. That is, every inmate except one. Support journalism with a donation to In the Dark.

Coronavirus in the Delta E4: Watermelon Slim

In the Dark

  • over 3 years ago
  • 21:54

In the middle of a pandemic, with so many people suffering alone, it seemed an appropriate time to hear from a Delta blues singer. Enter Watermelon Slim. Support journalism with a donation to In the Dark.