Audie Cornish http://apr.org en A Pillar Of AIDS Research And Activism, Lost With Shot-Down Jet http://apr.org/post/pillar-aids-research-and-activism-lost-shot-down-jet Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 had been carrying several researchers and activists on their way to a global AIDS conference in Australia. Among them was Dr. Joep Lange, a leading researcher and former president of the International AIDS Society. He was a giant in the field and a mentor to many. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:40:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 56041 at http://apr.org Miss. Primary Saga Rolls On, As McDaniel Refuses To Back Down http://apr.org/post/miss-primary-saga-rolls-mcdaniel-refuses-back-down Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Mississippi's Republican Senate runoff was decided three weeks ago, but the loser in that race refuses to accept the results. Longtime Sen. Thad Cochran is the certified winner, but his tea party-backed challenger, Chris McDaniel, alleges there might have been thousands of improper votes cast and today another twist. NPR political editor Charlie Mahtesian joins us now to talk about that twist. And Charlie, State Sen. Chris McDonnell's campaign held a much anticipated press conference today. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 55899 at http://apr.org Vargas, Journalist And Immigration Activist, Is Detained In Texas http://apr.org/post/vargas-journalist-and-immigration-activist-detained-texas Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And near the U.S.-Mexico border today, a very public detention of a well-known figure in the immigration debate. The journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas was taken into custody by federal immigration authorities at the airport in McAllen, Texas. He had traveled to the area with members of a group he founded called Define American. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:58:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 55833 at http://apr.org The Rise Of The Online Rebuttal — And How It's Making Waves In Print http://apr.org/post/rise-online-rebuttal-and-how-its-making-waves-print Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>It was not exactly a request that prompted the British tabloid the Daily Mail to take down one of its stories last week. It was an online rebuttal from George Clooney. The actor, writing in the pages of USA Today, issued a scathing response to the Mail's reporting about his upcoming marriage. The Daily Mail apologized, and the story disappeared from the web. In yet another rebuttal, Clooney has now rejected that apology. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 55753 at http://apr.org Strike Against Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling http://apr.org/post/federal-appeals-court-strikes-down-utahs-same-sex-marriage-ban A federal appeals court in Denver struck down Utah's ban on gay marriage Wednesday, paving the way for a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue as soon as next year. The ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals was the first by any federal appeals court on the issue to date.<p>While the ruling struck down the Utah ban, it applies to the other five states in the circuit: New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.<p>Utah officials said they would appeal and would seek a quick resolution of the issue. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:40:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 54578 at http://apr.org Strike Against Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling As The Anchor Chair Turns: A Glimpse At ABC News Past And Future http://apr.org/post/anchor-chair-turns-glimpse-abc-news-past-and-future ABC News has announced major shakeups in its anchor lineup, as Diane Sawyer steps down from her perch as anchor of the network's evening news. What does her replacement say about the state of the evening anchor job in the world of TV news? <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:38:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 54584 at http://apr.org On A Day Of Looking Back, Talks Move Forward On Ukraine http://apr.org/post/day-looking-back-talks-move-forward-ukraine President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met during a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day. On the same day, Putin met with new Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 53426 at http://apr.org Letters: Ex-Cons' Struggles To Make It On The Outside http://apr.org/post/letters-ex-cons-struggles-make-it-outside Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>I'm Audie Cornish and it's time now for your letters. Earlier this week, we ran a two-part series about what happens when older prison inmates return to the outside world. For two years, NPR's Laura Sullivan followed a couple of aging ex-cons as they made their way through life, not sure if they deserve a second chance.<p>SIEGEL: One of the men is Red Thorpe. In 1979, Thorpe was 22. He killed a teenager and served 25 years in prison. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 53430 at http://apr.org 'The Atlantic's' Ta-Nehisi Coates Builds 'A Case For Reparations' http://apr.org/post/atlantics-ta-nehisi-coates-builds-case-reparations The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates describes how the legacy of slavery extends to geographical and governmental policies in America and calls for a "collective introspection" on reparations. Fri, 23 May 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 52575 at http://apr.org Artist Kara Walker Draws Us Into Bitter History With Something Sweet http://apr.org/post/artist-kara-walker-draws-us-bitter-history-something-sweet Kara Walker was barely out of art school when she won a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant, in 1997. Back then, her early work shocked audiences in part because her murals looked so charming from a distance. Black paper shadow portraits of colonial figures seemed to dance on white gallery walls; but lean in and you'd find your nose pressed up against images of slavery's horrors — mammies, masters, lynchings and sexual violence.<p>In other words, Walker is used to filling a room. But this spring she was asked to fill a warehouse — the abandoned Domino Sugar factory in New York. Fri, 16 May 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 52096 at http://apr.org Artist Kara Walker Draws Us Into Bitter History With Something Sweet The Man Who Would Own All The World's 'Speed' — But Only On VHS http://apr.org/post/man-who-would-own-all-worlds-speed-only-vhs Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Ryan Beitz feels a need for speed. Specifically, he wants to get...<p>RYAN BEITZ: All available VHS copies of the hit 1994 action-adventure film "Speed," starring Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves and Dennis Hopper.<p>BLOCK: It's called the World Speed Project. And please note, Mr. Beitz is very particular: only copies...<p>BEITZ: On VHS.<p>BLOCK: No Beta, no laser discs, no DVDs.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Ryan Beitz lives in Moscow, Idaho. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 50798 at http://apr.org The Wonders Of The Year 2014, As Told By Isaac Asimov http://apr.org/post/wonders-year-2014-told-isaac-asimov Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>A moment now remember how the future looked 50 years ago today.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF DOCUMENTARY, "FUTURAMA")<p>UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Welcome to a journey into the future, a journey for everyone today, into the everywhere of tomorrow.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>On this date in 1964, the New York World's Fair opened. It offered visions of a better future, much of it based on technology. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 50625 at http://apr.org For A Fast Track To Blossom, Just Send Some Seeds To Space http://apr.org/post/fast-track-blossom-just-send-some-seeds-space After spending eight months on a Japanese space expedition, a cherry pit that's now four years old has mysteriously blossomed six years before it was due. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 50223 at http://apr.org Months Of Training And A Moment Of Silence As Marathon Draws Near http://apr.org/post/months-training-and-moment-silence-marathon-draws-near Even as Boston pays tribute to the victims of the marathon bombing, runners are preparing to run in the race next week. NPR is following the stories of eight of these participants, dubbed the "NPR 8." Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 50232 at http://apr.org Letters: Athletic And Academic Demands In College http://apr.org/post/letters-athletic-and-academic-demands-college Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read letters from listeners about the demands made on students and student-athletes in college. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 49762 at http://apr.org