Kelly McEvers

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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.


Pentagon Identifies World War II Veteran Featured In NPR/ProPublica Investigation

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

After a long legal battle waged by a family member, the remains of Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder have been identified by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.


Saudi King Abdullah, Who Laid Foundation For Reform, Dies

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Abdullah put forward the Arab Peace Initiative for a deal with Israel, cracked down on al-Qaida within the kingdom, and became known as a ruler committed to reform. But the moves were limited.

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Another Shooting Puts Albuquerque Police Back In The Spotlight

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

On Tuesday night, officers shot and killed a suspect who they say fired at them.


To Fight ISIS, You Have To Understand Its Ideology

Thursday, December 11, 2014

When we talk about the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State, we often hear officials and pundits say they un-Islamic. But religious and regional experts say the group do...


One Village's Story: How Ebola Began And How It Ends

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

A father brought his teenage son back from the capital. The boy fell ill. The parents blamed an attack by a magical leopard. But it was Ebola.


Campaign Rallies Resume In Liberia, Raising Uncertainty Over Ebola Risk

Sunday, November 30, 2014

In Liberia's capital, Ebola precautions are easing and people are gathering again in crowds to hear speeches for upcoming elections. But some say it's too early for Liberia to let its guard down.


Ebola Is Changing Course In Liberia. Will The U.S. Military Adapt?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The U.S. had planned to build 17 treatment units across Liberia, one in each county's major town. Now that more cases are appearing in remote areas, the Army may need to rethink its strategy.


As Ebola Pingpongs In Liberia, Cases Disappear Into The Jungle

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A woman is thought to be spreading Ebola in a remote village. So health workers spend four hours trekking through the bush to track her down. By the time they make it, it's too late.


Ebola Gatekeeper: 'When The Tears Stop, You Continue The Work'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

At the height of the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia, one woman stood at the gates of a hospital, turning away patient after patient. The hospital had 100 beds for Ebola patients; all of them were full.


In Liberia, A New Focus On Tracking Down Rural Ebola Cases

Friday, November 21, 2014

The disease continues to run rampant in the countryside here. In response, the Centers for Disease Control is trying out a system of rapid response teams that "flood the zone" and isolate cases.


Albuquerque Police Reach Settlement To Address Excessive Force

Friday, October 31, 2014

Albuquerque Police have reached a settlement agreement with the Justice Department over use-of-force policies. The police have agreed to take steps to address issues that led to, what...


LA Manufacturing Industry Still Supported By Garment Workers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

LA has the highest number of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Much of American manufacturing is high end, but folks here still hold up the low end, with low-wage, non-union jobs held by immigrants.


Is 'Leaning In' The Only Formula For Women's Success In Science?

Monday, October 27, 2014

A science superstar at Caltech advises young women to not wait for encouragement to succeed. Just go do it, she says. But her admiring students say that approach doesn't work for everybody.


California Proposition Re-evaluates Approach To Crime

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

California's Proposition 47 would make several nonviolent crimes into misdemeanors, like forgery, drug possession for personal use, and petty theft. The idea is to reduce the number o...


Feds Monitor LA's Fashion District After Money Laundering Raid

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Treasury Department imposed stricter rules on businesses in the city's fashion district. Authorities raided businesses last month on suspicion they were laundering money for Mexican drug cartels.