Kelly McEvers

Kelly McEvers appears in the following:

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.


Albuquerque Police Face Federal Scrutiny, Local Outrage

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Police in Albuquerque, N.M., have shown a pattern of excessive force that violates the Constitution, a federal report says. The department is changing policies; families are demanding accountability.


Spouses Of H1B Visa Holders May Soon Be Able To Hold U.S. Jobs

Thursday, May 08, 2014

With immigration overhaul a non-starter in Congress, advocates of change have been urging the Obama administration to make some changes on its own.


High Court Ruling Likely To Control Patent Trolls

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it easier for companies to get their legal fees paid when they are unreasonably sued for patent infringement. Patent trolls own patents but don't make any products.


Why Is A French Economist's 700-Page Book So Popular?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

French economist Thomas Piketty's book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has become a sensation. He's been all over the media, and he's lecturing to packed houses on his current U.S. tour.


Immigrants Feel Like Targets As Deportations Increase

Friday, April 18, 2014

Morning Edition spent a lot of time recently reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border. President Obama has deported 2 million people from the U.S. But many say that number is misleading.


Pentagon Reorganizing How It Brings Home America's War Dead

Monday, March 31, 2014

The agency tasked with finding the remains of over 83,000 service members had been reluctant to use up-to-date technology, but will now move toward a DNA-led approach to identifying the missing.


Hoping To Slim POW-MIA Bureaucracy, Hagel Makes One Out Of Two

Monday, March 31, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans Monday to merge the two agencies responsible for recovering and identifying U.S. war dead. The decision is partly a response to congressional pressure.


Deportees To Mexicali Wait For Another Chance To Cross Into U.S.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Every day, Mexicans are deported from the U.S. and dropped off all along the border. They end up in cities like Mexicali — cities that U.S. officials say are safer than other border cities.


Capitol's Immigration Stagnation Gets Dreamers Moving On The Border

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

With deportations at a record high under the Obama administration, and with immigration reform stalled in Congress, Dreamer protest groups are trying to keep the issue alive with actions of their own.


U.S. Grave Science Marked By Risk Aversion And Bureacracy

Friday, March 07, 2014

In part two of a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica, we look at the agency charged with bringing home and identifying the 83,000 American war dead. It's stymied by an extreme aversion to risk.


Dated Methods Mean Slow Return For Fallen Soldiers — Or None At All

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The agency charged with bringing home and identifying American war dead is slow, inefficient and stymied by outdated methods, according to a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica.


In Iraq, Laying Claim To The Kebab

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Iraqis, among many other Middle Easterners, believe they invented the kebab. The skewered meat dish appears as early as the 9th century in a book from the southern city of Basra called The Book of Misers.