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Kathy Lohr : NPR

Kathy Lohr is a correspondent for the National Desk based in Atlanta.

Last Build Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:10:00 -0400

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

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:10:00 -0400

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

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:03:00 -0500

Activists across the nation want to counter the onslaught of regulations that limit abortions and regulate clinics with new laws that protect access to abortion.

Even If FCC Relaxes Rules, Delta Won't Allow In-Flight Calls

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 04:27:00 -0500

Delta CEO Richard Anderson says frequent flyers believe voice calls in the cabin would disrupt travel. So the airline announced it will ban in-flight calls even if the FCC changes the rules.

Family Of Ga. Teen Found Dead In A Gym Mat Pushes For Answers

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:13:00 -0500

Activists from across the country are asking Georgia's governor to support an investigation into the death of Kendrick Johnson, 17, who was discovered dead in a high school gymnasium almost a year ago. State investigators ruled out foul play, but Johnson's parents don't believe it.

After Decades, Braves To Move To Suburban Atlanta

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 04:00:00 -0500

The Atlanta Braves will abandon downtown for a new stadium in suburban Cobb County. The Braves have played in the city for almost 50 years, and the news came as a big shock to residents.

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

Thu, 07 Nov 2013 02:55:00 -0500

In 2001, Portland, Ore., was the first to develop a new kind of streetcar system. Success there led to a resurgence, with at least two dozen cities planning, building or expanding trolley lines — places like Atlanta; St. Louis, Mo.; and Tucson, Ariz. But some wonder whether it's the best way to spend limited transit dollars.

Judge Rules Against Part Of Texas Abortion Law

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 04:00:00 -0400

A federal judge in Texas struck down a key provision of the state's new abortion law one day before it was to go into effect. The judge ruled the part of the law that required doctors to get admitting privileges at a nearby hospital is unconstitutional.

Clinics Close As Texas Abortion Fight Continues

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 03:27:00 -0400

Some clinics say they can't comply with a Texas law set to go into effect next week. It adds building requirements for clinics and places more rules on doctors who perform abortions. Laws like the one in Texas have passed in more than a dozen states.

Glitches Slow Health Exchange Sign-ups

Sat, 05 Oct 2013 08:00:00 -0400

It's been a bumpy week for the new state health care exchanges. Computer problems and the sheer number of people trying to log in overloaded the system. Despite the technical issues, health care navigators are trying to help people figure out their options.

Univ. Of Alabama Sororities Accept A Few Students Of Color

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:03:26 -0400

At least four black women and other minority students have joined sororities at the University of Alabama. The word to reopen the bidding process came after some spoke out about alleged discrimination in the recruiting process. Experts say segregation is illegal yet it's happening at schools across the country. Some see the new pledges as a first step toward change. For others, it's a symbolic gesture.

University Of Alabama Moves To Integrate Greek System

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 04:27:00 -0400

White sorority members told the school's student newspaper they wanted to recruit at least two black candidates, but their names were removed before members could vote on them. University President Judy Bonner has ordered sororities to use an open bidding process, which allows them to add new members at any time.

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

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 03:31:00 -0400

A new faith-based boys group 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, Trail Life USA, calls itself a Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts, and says it will focus on adventure, character and leadership.

New Carpet Factories Help Cushion Blows From Recession Losses

Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:15:00 -0400

Known as the "Carpet Capital of the World," Dalton, Ga. has struggled and lost thousands of jobs over the past decade. But carpet jobs are returning, and state officials say 7,000 new manufacturing jobs are coming to Georgia over the next five years.

Bank Of America To Close Some Drive-Up Tellers

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 04:00:00 -0400

Bank of America says too few people are using drive-through teller windows. So, the bank is cutting that service at some branches. Teller lanes from Georgia to Texas have already closed.

Atlanta Celebrates King's Dream

Sun, 18 Aug 2013 08:00:00 -0400

The birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. commemorates the 50th anniversary of King's "I Have a Dream" speech with a celebration at the national historic site and at the King Center in Atlanta. It's an effort to get children and families involved the history of the movement.