Kathy Lohr

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3 Views On A Tragedy: Reporters Recall First Days After Katrina

Saturday, August 29, 2015

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, devastating regions of Louisiana and Mississippi, three of NPR's correspondents saw the storm firsthand. These are their stories.


Abortion Rights Groups Say It's Time To Stop Playing Defense

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Abortion rights activists are working on a counterattack to the 200 bills that have passed in states across the U.S. since 2010.

In the past three years, Republican-led legislatures have backed bills to regulate abortions and the doctors and clinics that perform them.

Bills to ban abortions at 20 weeks ...


To Get Around Town, Some Cities Take A Step Back In Time

Thursday, November 07, 2013

This story is part of a project on commuting in America.

Cities across the country are investing in old-fashioned streetcars to solve what's known as the "last mile" problem. The hope is that trolleys will make it easier for people to get to their final destination.

Atlanta is one of ...


Clinics Close As Texas Abortion Fight Continues

Friday, October 25, 2013

The fight over abortion in Texas is being played out in federal court, where abortion rights activists are challenging a new state law.

The measure bans abortions at 20 weeks, adds building requirements for clinics and places more rules on doctors who perform abortions. Some clinics have shut down, saying ...


Trail Life USA, The 'Other' Boy Scouts Of America

Monday, September 09, 2013

A new faith-based group for boys is taking shape, just three months after the Boy Scouts of America decided to change its membership policy to allow gay youth to join.

The group, dubbed Trail Life USA, calls itself a Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts. Its name was recently ...


New Carpet Factories Help Cushion Blows From Recession Losses

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Known as the "Carpet Capital of the World," Dalton, Ga., has struggled and lost 17,000 manufacturing jobs over the past decade.

But now, Engineered Floors is investing $450 million in two new manufacturing facilities and a distribution center in the area. The Dalton expansion is part of a resurgence in ...


Bank Of America To Close Some Drive-Up Tellers

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Some Bank of America branches with drive-through tellers from Georgia to Texas have already closed the lanes, according to spokeswoman Tara Burke.

She wouldn't divulge exactly how many are closing. She did say the decision is not a cost-cutting move but a response to the way people are banking.

About ...


Where Do Drugs For Lethal Injections Come From? Few Know

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Several states are dealing with a shortage of lethal injection drugs and have had problems getting enough to carry out executions. In Georgia, lawmakers passed a measure that makes information about where the state got its supply a secret.

The Lethal Injection Secrecy Act says that the identity of people ...


Laws Tightening Abortion Rules Gain Traction In States

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A judge has temporarily blocked a North Dakota law that would have banned abortions beginning around six weeks, when a fetal heartbeat is detectable. It's one of several state laws passed this year intended to limit abortion.

Those backing the new rules say they will make abortions safer. But abortion-rights ...