Kelly McEvers

Kelly McEvers appears in the following:

Ebola Is Changing Course In Liberia. Will The U.S. Military Adapt?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The U.S. had planned to build 17 treatment units across Liberia, one in each county's major town. Now that more cases are appearing in remote areas, the Army may need to rethink its strategy.


As Ebola Pingpongs In Liberia, Cases Disappear Into The Jungle

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A woman is thought to be spreading Ebola in a remote village. So health workers spend four hours trekking through the bush to track her down. By the time they make it, it's too late.


Ebola Gatekeeper: 'When The Tears Stop, You Continue The Work'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

At the height of the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia, one woman stood at the gates of a hospital, turning away patient after patient. The hospital had 100 beds for Ebola patients; all of them were full.


In Liberia, A New Focus On Tracking Down Rural Ebola Cases

Friday, November 21, 2014

The disease continues to run rampant in the countryside here. In response, the Centers for Disease Control is trying out a system of rapid response teams that "flood the zone" and isolate cases.


Albuquerque Police Reach Settlement To Address Excessive Force

Friday, October 31, 2014

Albuquerque Police have reached a settlement agreement with the Justice Department over use-of-force policies. The police have agreed to take steps to address issues that led to, what the Justice Department claims, is a pattern of unconstitutional uses of force.


LA Manufacturing Industry Still Supported By Garment Workers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

LA has the highest number of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Much of American manufacturing is high end, but folks here still hold up the low end, with low-wage, non-union jobs held by immigrants.


Is 'Leaning In' The Only Formula For Women's Success In Science?

Monday, October 27, 2014

A science superstar at Caltech advises young women to not wait for encouragement to succeed. Just go do it, she says. But her admiring students say that approach doesn't work for everybody.


California Proposition Re-evaluates Approach To Crime

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

California's Proposition 47 would make several nonviolent crimes into misdemeanors, like forgery, drug possession for personal use, and petty theft. The idea is to reduce the number of people incarcerated in the state. The move is part of a backlash against the state's three-strikes-you're-out law, passed 20 years ago.


Feds Monitor LA's Fashion District After Money Laundering Raid

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Treasury Department imposed stricter rules on businesses in the city's fashion district. Authorities raided businesses last month on suspicion they were laundering money for Mexican drug cartels.


Putin Among The Surprises On Nobel Peace Prize List

Saturday, October 04, 2014

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced Oct. 11. There are some expected names and a few surprising ones on the this year's list of nominees.


Islamic State Beheads British Aid Worker, Makes New Threat

Saturday, October 04, 2014

A fourth westerner has been beheaded by the terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State. We explore how a former British cab driver named Alan Henning become their latest victim.


Where Activists See Gray, Albuquerque Police See Black And White

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

If a suspect threatens officers, police say, they have a right to defend themselves. But a Justice Department report said police in Albuquerque have used force unnecessarily; two ex-officers agree.


After Factory Layoffs, Struggling To Stay On The Economic Ladder

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lynn Eldredge has had six different jobs since he was laid off from a tractor manufacturer in 2000. Fourteen years later, he makes the same amount of money at his current job that he did back then.


At Venice Beach, Rich, Poor And Middle Class Coexist

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Economists say lower-income Americans are better off when they live in an area with a diversity of income levels. NPR's Kelly McEvers reports on an area with a wide range of economic diversity, California's Venice Beach.


Tommy Ramone, Co-Founder Of The Ramones, Dies At 65

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tommy Ramone, born Tom Erdelyi, has died at age 65. The drummer was the last living member of the legendary punk band he helped create.


On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Deep Springs College is an all-male school — and a working ranch. It sounds very macho, but the increasingly diverse student body says being a man is all about questioning the meaning of masculinity.


Pentagon Decides To Dig Up Remains Of Long-Lost Soldier

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

After an NPR/ProPublica investigation, military officials have decided to exhume the bodies of 11 World War II servicemen who are buried in an American war cemetery in the Philippines.


Are Life Spans Getting Longer? It Depends On How Wealthy You Are

Monday, June 23, 2014

While life expectancies are getting longer for those who are well off, life spans for poor women are actually getting shorter. The stories of two women, from two different places, illustrate the gap.


Farm Workers' Low Wages Hinder San Joaquin Valley's Economy

Friday, June 06, 2014

If you look at the jobs picture across the U.S., one place stands out for high levels of unemployment: Central California's San Joaquin Valley. It's been called the Appalachia of the West.


17 Primary Candidates Vie For Rep. Henry Waxman's Seat

Monday, June 02, 2014

When the Democrat from Southern California announced his retirement earlier this year, he opened up a seat that had been occupied for decades. The top-two vote getters will face off in November.