Evie Stone is the Supervising Editor at Weekend Edition. She collaborates with show staff and newsroom colleagues to ensure that Weekend Edition covers essential news, tells human stories and occasionally makes the audience bark with laughter.
Before joining Weekend Edition, Stone was a producer and editor for NPR's National and Washington desks and for All Things Considered. She has covered Hurricane Katrina, the BP Oil Spill, survivors of sex trafficking, whistleblower protections, how crash tests work and the afterlife. Stone started her NPR career as the elections intern and worked on seven elections for the network, eventually overseeing NPR's live election specials in 2012 and 2014. She enjoys terrible puns and dragging her family outside in bad weather.
Hundreds of families in Florida displaced by Hurricane Michael have been sheltering in school buildings for more than a week. Many are not sure where they'll live after these temporary shelters close.
Larkspur Conservation features trails, picnic tables, a meadow — and, soon, "natural" burial plots. The founders hope the space will offer a more meaningful and less expensive way to say goodbye.
Last month, city officials announced they had pulled 93,000 pounds of old beads out of catch basins along the parade route. So the city created a new system of bead-blockers to keep the drains clear.