Audie Cornish

Audie Cornish appears in the following:

The All-Female Big Bands That Made History During World War II

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Christian McBride of Jazz Night in America about the forgotten all-female big bands that toured the United States during World War II.

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Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett Defends Biden, Talks 2020 In Conversation About Memoir

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

The longtime Obama adviser told NPR's Audie Cornish that former Vice President Joe Biden "got it right" when he said "it's important that men listen" in a wide-ranging interview about her new book.

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Maren Morris Grows Into Her Own: 'I'm A Little Bit Of Everything'

Thursday, March 07, 2019

For Morris, creating her sophomore album GIRL meant adjusting to writing on the road, taking on the country music status quo and exploring her confidence.

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David Means, Defender Of The Short Story, On His 'Instructions For A Funeral'

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

The author has a new collection of short fiction, his fifth. In an interview, he says that his father's death got him thinking about parenthood — and what he might want at his own memorial.

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A Year Later, West Virginia Educators Reflect On Strike And What's Changed

Monday, March 04, 2019

West Virginia teachers and school personnel went on strike last year for two weeks. The strike inspired teachers in other states to take similar action. A year later, was the strike worth it?

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A Sprawling Blueprint For Protest Music, Courtesy Of The Jazz Duke

Friday, February 22, 2019

He called it "a parallel to the history of the American Negro." Duke Ellington's Black, Brown and Beige wasn't an immediate hit, but it set a tone for ambitious, provocative works about black life.

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Well Before 'The Wife,' Glenn Close Was Ready For Her Close-Up

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Her latest movie role earned her a nomination for the best actress Oscar. Ahead of the ceremony, she talks about facing the camera, her viral Golden Globes speech and her love of theater.

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Backstreet Boys On Fatherhood, Addiction And New (Grammy-Nominated) Music

Friday, January 25, 2019

Backstreet Boys members Brian Littrell and AJ McLean joined NPR's Audie Cornish-Emery to talk about what fans can expect on the group's upcoming album, DNA.

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The Fight For Native Voices To Be Heard

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

What happened on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial last Friday has sparked intense national debate. Reporter Jacqueline Keeler shares what she thinks is being lost in the conversation.

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'Field Guide To The North American Teenager' Taps Into The Raw Anxiety Of Adolescence

Monday, January 21, 2019

Ben Philippe's debut novel follows a black French Canadian teenager grappling with his parents' divorce and the upheaval that comes with moving from Canada to Texas in the middle of the school year.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda On 'Mary Poppins Returns' And Writing His Way Onstage

Friday, December 14, 2018

Though best-known for his auteur work, the mastermind of Hamilton and In the Heights says it was his dream to be offered a part in someone else's musical.

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The Moral Of The Story Is: Great Kids' Books Don't Always Need Morals

Friday, December 07, 2018

Jon Scieszka — dad, teacher and author of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales — shares the books he plans to give to the kids on his list this year.

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What 'The Front Runner' And Gary Hart Tell Us About Political Theater Today

Friday, November 30, 2018

Matt Bai and Jay Carson wrote the screenplay of a new drama about the swift 1987 downfall of the Democratic presidential candidate — an event Bai says has a "direct throughline" to President Trump.

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Encore: 'The Gospel According to André': Look Fabulous, And Know Your History

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

André Leon Talley is a fixture in the fashion world. A former Vogue fashion editor and former judge on America's Next Top Model, The Gospel According to André looks at his life, work and influence.

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'Authenticity Is My Rebellion': Viola Davis On 'Widows,' Steve McQueen And Legacy

Friday, November 16, 2018

The only black actor to have won an Emmy, a Tony and an Oscar stars as a grieving wife turned professional criminal in a new heist thriller. "I approached her like a real woman," she says.

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Jacob Banks Doesn't Rush His Music: 'Time Is The Only Currency That Matters To Me'

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The U.K.-based artist talks about his love of cats, writing notes to his younger self through music and his debut album Village.

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A Preview Of Michelle Obama's Book, 'Becoming'

Friday, November 09, 2018

Michelle Obama is out with a new book on Tuesday — Becoming. NPR's Audie Cornish sat down with the former first lady in Chicago and previews their conversation.

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How Slick Rick And Queen Latifah 'Breathed Life Into Hip-Hop' In 1988

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia of NPR's podcast What's Good explain why they think 1988 was a banner year for hip-hop.

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Riz Ahmed On Rapping, Acting And Being His (Sometimes Shirtless) 'Most Complex Self'

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

He's the first South Asian man to win an acting Emmy. He's now starring in Venom. He's also known as Riz MC. And he's "not just being shackled to a two-dimensional idea" of his hyphenate identity.

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This 'Halloween,' Jamie Lee Curtis Reckons With 40 Years Of Trauma

Friday, October 19, 2018

Michael Myers is back and, so is Laurie Strode. Jamie Lee Curtis was 19 when she starred in the original Halloween. This sequel ignores the others to focus on what has happened to Laurie since 1978.

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