Kelly McEvers

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Families Near The Huge Gas Leak Wonder: Is Home A Safe Place To Be?

Friday, February 05, 2016

Most health officials say the small amounts of benzene and other components of the natural gas still leaking in Southern California are probably not a health threat. Still, some parents worry.


Iraqi Leader: We Want More U.S. Airstrikes, But Not U.S. Ground Troops

Monday, December 21, 2015

In an NPR interview, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi also calls on the U.S. to focus more firepower on Iraq's western border with Syria, saying Islamic State fighters can enter his country too easily.


There's Shelter, And Then There's Housing. Utah Claims Muted Victory

Monday, December 14, 2015

Utah has reduced its chronically homeless population by 91 percent since 2005. But like many places, it lacks affordable housing, leaving more than 14,000 people in the state homeless this year.


Utah Reduced Chronic Homelessness By 91 Percent; Here's How

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Over the past decade, Utah's toughest cases of homeless people dropped to fewer than 200, from nearly 2,000. Utah's size and support from Mormon leaders are among the reasons for its success.


Mosque Members Say Calif. Shooter Was A Quiet Man

Friday, December 04, 2015

Syed Rizwan Farook was once a committed worshiper at a mosque in Riverside, Calif., but then he stopped attending. Congregation members and neighbors have said he was a quiet, but polite man.


Even As Details Emerge In San Bernardino Shooting, Motive Remains Murky

Thursday, December 03, 2015

NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson tells host Kelly McEvers about the latest that's known about Wednesday's shooting in San Bernardino, Calif.


From Pocket Lining To Jeans, A Niche Means Survival In LA Fashion

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

The fashion industry in LA has been bleeding jobs for years. One bright spot has been high-end denim. Whereas $30 jeans are often made in China or Mexico, designer jeans are almost always made here.


'We All Have To Do Something': Nina Jacobson On Diversifying Hollywood

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

No one knows the struggles and successes of women in Hollywood better than Nina Jacobson, the producer of the Hunger Games movies. NPR catches up with one of the most powerful women in the business.


Deaths Persist In Youth And Student Football Despite Safety Efforts

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

At least 19 young football players have died so far in 2015. Pediatricians are calling for changes in the way the game is played, including a move to non-tackle games.


California Law Adds New Twist To Abortion, Religious Freedom Debate

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

A California law will soon require pregnancy centers that oppose abortion to provide notice to their clients of the availability of abortion services in the state. Clinics are crying foul — and suing.


Kevin McCarthy Could Be The Next Speaker. Is He Still A 'Bakersfield Boy'?

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Many of McCarthy's Bakersfield, Calif., constituents like him, but he's riled some Latinos over immigration and been criticized by conservatives for compromising.


The Surreal Reasons Girls Are Disappearing In El Salvador: #15Girls

Monday, October 05, 2015

Refuse to share a pencil, reject a boy, say no to your imprisoned dad — all of these can get a teen girl killed in El Salvador's gang war.


After The Pope's Visit, Boehner Decides 'Today's The Day To Do This'

Friday, September 25, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner delivered remarks to the press Friday on his decision to resign, and President Obama offered comments on the resignation, as well.


Obama And Xi Emerge From Meeting With Big-Ticket Promise On Climate

Friday, September 25, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Obama agreed on at least one thing this week: They need to coordinate action to lower greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change.


New Contemporary Art Museum In Los Angeles Engages Kids With Audio Tours

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Broad contemporary art museum opened in Los Angeles this weekend, and NPR explores how the museum's audio tour addresses the challenge of how talk to kids about contemporary art.


Gangs Demand That San Salvador's Buses Stop Running, But Why?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The reasons behind the bus shutdown aren't clear, but the results have been tragic: nine drivers assassinated and a city in turmoil.


Texas Bikers Arrested After Waco Shootout Say They Are Innocent

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Ester and Walt Weaver are among the 177 people jailed after a fight between rival motorcycle clubs in May. They say the guns they carried are legal and they weren't part of the clubs or the violence.


Police, Civilians Navigate Tense Relationship On LA's Skid Row

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

NPR's Kelly McEvers and Tom Dreisbach go to Los Angeles' Skid Row to investigate the tensions between the people who live there and the police.


Quiz Time! Take A Guess At These Presidential Tech Firsts

Monday, February 16, 2015

On Presidents Day, we consider some presidential firsts when it comes to new technologies. Play along: Who was the first president to have a telephone? How about the first to ride on a steamboat?


Workers Should Be Prepared To Start Over In New Jobs, Stats Show

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that baby boomers have held 10 to 11 jobs, on average, by the time they reach age 46.