Kelly McEvers

Kelly McEvers appears in the following:

Spouses Of H1B Visa Holders May Soon Be Able To Hold U.S. Jobs

Thursday, May 08, 2014

With immigration overhaul a non-starter in Congress, advocates of change have been urging the Obama administration to make some changes on its own.


High Court Ruling Likely To Control Patent Trolls

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it easier for companies to get their legal fees paid when they are unreasonably sued for patent infringement. Patent trolls own patents but don't make any products.


Why Is A French Economist's 700-Page Book So Popular?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

French economist Thomas Piketty's book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has become a sensation. He's been all over the media, and he's lecturing to packed houses on his current U.S. tour.


Immigrants Feel Like Targets As Deportations Increase

Friday, April 18, 2014

Morning Edition spent a lot of time recently reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border. President Obama has deported 2 million people from the U.S. But many say that number is misleading.


Pentagon Reorganizing How It Brings Home America's War Dead

Monday, March 31, 2014

The agency tasked with finding the remains of over 83,000 service members had been reluctant to use up-to-date technology, but will now move toward a DNA-led approach to identifying the missing.


Hoping To Slim POW-MIA Bureaucracy, Hagel Makes One Out Of Two

Monday, March 31, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans Monday to merge the two agencies responsible for recovering and identifying U.S. war dead. The decision is partly a response to congressional pressure.


Deportees To Mexicali Wait For Another Chance To Cross Into U.S.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Every day, Mexicans are deported from the U.S. and dropped off all along the border. They end up in cities like Mexicali — cities that U.S. officials say are safer than other border cities.


Capitol's Immigration Stagnation Gets Dreamers Moving On The Border

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

With deportations at a record high under the Obama administration, and with immigration reform stalled in Congress, Dreamer protest groups are trying to keep the issue alive with actions of their own.


U.S. Grave Science Marked By Risk Aversion And Bureacracy

Friday, March 07, 2014

In part two of a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica, we look at the agency charged with bringing home and identifying the 83,000 American war dead. It's stymied by an extreme aversion to risk.


Dated Methods Mean Slow Return For Fallen Soldiers — Or None At All

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The agency charged with bringing home and identifying American war dead is slow, inefficient and stymied by outdated methods, according to a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica.


In Iraq, Laying Claim To The Kebab

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

When you hear the word "kebab" in America, you might think of skewers with chunks of chicken or beef and vegetables, marinated and grilled on coals or gas. But say "kebab" in the Middle East, and it means a lot of things — chunks of lamb or liver on skewers, ...


Kelly McEvers' "Bad Year"

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Kelly McEvers, NPR's Beirut bureau chief, talks about the latest on the violence in Syria, and her new documentary "Diary of a Bad Year", which chronicles her life as a war correspondent, and explores why war reporters keep going back into conflict.

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Al-Jazeera Under Fire For Its Coverage Of Egypt

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The past two weeks in Egypt have been a real test for the TV network Al-Jazeera. Accusations that the network is biased toward the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi have resulted in arrests, threats and resignations.

On the last day of June and the first days of ...


War Correspondent's Unflinching 'Diary Of A Bad Year'

Saturday, June 29, 2013

NPR's Kelly McEvers found herself crying unpredictably during the Arab Spring, when friends were being kidnapped and worse. It made her wonder, why do otherwise intelligent people risk their lives to report on conflicts?

In early 2011, I started seeing things in slow motion. I cried unpredictably. It was the ...