Pam Fessler appears in the following:
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Pope Francis spent time with homeless, immigrant and other low-income clients of Catholic Charities on his last day in Washington, D.C., Thursday.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The Census Bureau released its annual report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage for 2014 on Wednesday. Poverty in the U.S. was unchanged last year, despite more jobs.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Almost every state bought new computerized voting equipment after the disputed 2000 election. But the machines are coming to the end of their useful lives, and there's little momentum to replace them.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Pope Francis begins his U.S. trip in the nation's capital, where he won't just be meeting politicians. He'll also visit some of the city's poorest residents, who have been inspired by his message.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Baltimore clothing shop Flawless Damsels is one of the more than 400 businesses damaged in last spring's riots. The shop recently reopened and was bustling, though that's not the case everywhere.
Monday, August 17, 2015
The city tore down thousands of public housing units and is replacing them with mixed-income developments. The goal is to deconcentrate poverty. But it has been a hard return home for some residents.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Many families forced out of public housing by Hurricane Katrina now use government vouchers to subsidize rent elsewhere. Meant to deconcentrate poverty in the city, the shift hasn't worked as planned.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Signed into law 25 years ago, the Americans With Disabilities Act was supposed to open the doors to employment for many. But only a small percentage of disabled Americans are working today.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Disabled Americans are twice as likely to be poor as those without disabilities. They continue to face many financial and physical barriers, despite the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
The rapid rehousing program provides the homeless with short-term rental assistance. But many recipients ultimately face the same problems as those who stay in shelters, a new government study finds.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Last year was a very good year for charitable giving. In fact, it was the best, according to the Giving USA Foundation that's tracked donations in the U.S. for the past 60 years.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Nearly 400 businesses were damaged during riots after Freddie Gray's death. But weeks later, the repairs are limping along, despite promises of aid from nonprofits and both city and state officials.
Saturday, June 06, 2015
While doing a profile of a transgender activist in Washington, D.C., NPR's Pam Fessler heard some touching personal stories from trans women trying to adapt to their new lives.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
After becoming homeless and jobless following her transition to being a woman, Ruby Corado got her act together, and now helps others facing similar challenges. "We have a family here," she says.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The charities have been charged with bilking consumers out of more than $187 million. The Federal Trade Commission along with every state and the District of Columbia brought the charges.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Twenty states have implemented online voter registration and seven are expected to follow. It has Republican and Democratic support, but some still worry about cyberthreats.
Saturday, May 02, 2015
A day after Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, residents of the neighborhood where he grew up hope change will come to the area.
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Protests turned to celebrations in Baltimore after a prosecutor announced charges against six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. The police union is crying foul.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Some residents complain that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has done little to help the impoverished neighborhoods where much of the unrest occurred. Will the crisis tarnish the rising star?
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Virginia found 1-in-5 of its touchscreen machines vulnerable to attack with passwords as easy as "abcde." As voting equipment ages, new concerns are being raised.