Kelly McEvers

Kelly McEvers appears in the following:

What Mitch McConnell's Early Political Days Say About The Senate Majority Leader

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Mitch McConnell's early political races provide clues on how he approaches politics, and how the Kentucky Republican ultimately ascended to the position of Senate Majority Leader.


A Look At The Power Wielded By Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is one of the least popular politicians in the country, and yet he has exerted significant power over the direction of the U.S. government.


'You May Need The Money More Than I Do': McConnell Once Returned Trump's Donation

Thursday, July 11, 2019

In 1990, Mitch McConnell returned a $1,000 campaign donation from Donald Trump, who was in severe financial trouble. It's a view into a complicated relationship between two very different politicians.


In Florida, People With Past Felony Convictions Can't Vote, But That Could All Change

Friday, November 02, 2018

In Florida, about 1.5 million people are barred from voting because they have a past felony conviction. To get back the right to vote, they have to ask the governor directly. This year, voters will decide whether to change this practice.


A Yemeni-American Wanted To Bring His Family Home. Then Came The Travel Ban.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Nageeb Alomari is an American citizen from Yemen. When the civil war started there, Alomari decided to bring his wife and daughters to the U.S. But then President Trump imposed the travel ban.


How The Trump Administration's Travel Waiver Program Affected A Yemeni Family

Thursday, August 09, 2018

This summer, the Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration's travel ban, meaning people from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, and Venezuela cannot get visas to the U.S. But there is an exception: waivers.


For Young Workers In Central Appalachia Job Options Are Slim

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Despite a recent upturn in the industry, it's still difficult for young people to secure jobs working in coal. Embedded's Kelly McEvers and Chris Benderev report on a man from Central Appalachia.


All He's Ever Wanted Is To Mine Coal. How Long Can He Chase His Dream?

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Kyle Johnson is a young man who wants to be a coal miner more than anything. NPR's Embedded podcast follows his search for a job in a region where the future of coal is in question.


In The Coal Counties Of Central Appalachia, Will Trump's Promises Come True?

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Donald Trump promised coal miners: "You're going to be working your asses off!" NPR spent more than a year in the coal counties of central Appalachia and found hope, cynicism and some surprises.


What Could Be Coming Next In Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

NPR's Embedded asks what the special counsel's track record could suggest about the road ahead for the special counsel, the White House and Congress.


Looking At George Papadopoulos' Connections In The Russia Investigation

Monday, February 12, 2018

The name "George Papadopoulos" became associated with Donald Trump in March of 2016, when the then-presidential candidate listed him among his foreign policy team. Now, nearly two years later, Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and is believed to be the reason for the start of the Russia investigation.


25 Years After The Tanks, Tear Gas And Flames, 'Waco' Returns To TV

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The story of the standoff between federal agents and a fringe religious group called the Branch Davidians — suspected of stockpiling weapons — is now being retold in a six-part miniseries.


Why Three Towns Are Fighting To Be The 'Ice Box Of The Nation'

Monday, January 15, 2018

January is one of the coldest months out West. Three towns in Minnesota, Colorado and Wyoming have historically claimed the title of "Ice Box of the Nation." But, there can only be one. International Falls, Minn., did legally secure the title in 2008, but the other two towns still unofficially claim it.


Author Of The Other 'Fire And Fury' Book Says Business Is Booming

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Historian and author Randall Hansen's book, Fire And Fury: The Allied Bombing Of Germany 1942-1945, has been mistaken by buyers for Michael Wolff's Trump exposé and selling out.


The Buffalo Bills Make The NFL Playoffs

Monday, January 01, 2018

It's been 18 years since the Buffalo Bills were in the NFL playoffs. That streak ended yesterday.


Women Star In 2017 Blockbusters

Monday, January 01, 2018

Movies starring women did the best at the box office in 2017. The top three spots for highest grossing domestic films featured female lead roles.


Encore: Eddie Izzard Talks About Coming Out

Monday, January 01, 2018

Kelly McEvers interviews entertainer Eddie Izzard. This story was originally broadcast on All Things Considered, June 20, 2017.


Homeless In Los Angeles: A Growing Problem

Friday, December 08, 2017

The number of homeless people in the U.S. has gone up for the first time since 2010. Joryelle Marage tells NPR's Kelly McEvers about her experience being without permanent housing.


The Genetic Divide Between NYC's Uptown And Downtown Rats

Friday, December 01, 2017

Fordham University graduate student Matthew Combs studies the DNA of New York City's rats. He found that rats living uptown are genetically distinct from rats living downtown.


3 Generations Of Actresses Reflect On Hollywood, Harassment — And Hitchcock

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Actress Tippi Hedren talks with her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith, and her granddaughter, actress Dakota Johnson, about how being a woman in Hollywood has — and hasn't — changed over the years.