Audie Cornish

Audie Cornish appears in the following:

Donald Glover's 'This Is America' Holds Ugly Truths To Be Self-Evident

Monday, May 07, 2018

NPR Music's hip-hop journalist Rodney Carmichael breaks down the political and racial nuances of Donald Glover's new video.

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In 'Conversations With People Who Hate Me' An Activist Calls Up His Worst Critics

Friday, May 04, 2018

Dylan Marron decided to reach out to commenters who left nasty messages on his online videos. He asks a simple question: "Do you want to move this online conversation offline?"

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In Dave Eggers' New Book, Heroic Kids Do The Heavy Lifting

Thursday, May 03, 2018

The Lifters takes some of today's grown-up economic concerns and folds them into a supernatural story for kids. Kids are "heroes in waiting," Eggers says; they just need a chance to prove it.

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In Rwandan Mass Graves, There Are Few Ways To Identify The Dead. Clothing Is One

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Near the capital of Rwanda, four new mass graves have been discovered with more than 2,000 bodies. Forensic anthropologist Melissa Connor says the process is particularly challenging in the country.

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'Rachel Divide' Director Says Dolezal 'Has Remained Resolute'

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

In 2015, Rachel Dolezal became a walking Rorschach test for America's racial dysfunction. A new Netflix documentary explores what happened to Dolezal after the initial furor died down.

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Questlove Aims To Save Your Brain: 'Creativity Might Be In Jeopardy'

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

The Roots bandleader and Renaissance man has a new book called Creative Quest, in which he advises readers on how to consider creativity, how to pursue it and how to channel it.

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Facebook And Other Firms Have A Ton Of Data On You. Here's How To Limit That

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Following revelations from Mark Zuckerberg's testimony Tuesday and Wednesday, reporter Julia Angwin shares the ways Facebook and other companies collect data — and how to prevent them from doing so.

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Nnamdi Ogbonnaya Loves Being Chicago Rap's Oddball

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The genre-mashing rapper discusses how "wacky" musical influences, self-doubt and the pressure of growing up with Nigerian immigrant parents coalesced on his album DROOL.

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'Heads Of The Colored People' Takes On The Pressures Of Being 'The Only One'

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Nafissa Thompson-Spires' new story collection is full of characters coping with being not just black in a white world — but the only black person in their worlds. She says that's a hard role to fill.

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The Rise — And Stall — Of Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

Monday, April 09, 2018

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Mitch Kapor says Zuckerberg — set to appear before Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday — is at a crossroads, and reflects on his performance as a leader in the public eye.

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Denim Companies Stretch To Compete With Leggings

Monday, April 09, 2018

Last year, imports of elastic knit pants surpassed imports of denim jeans for the first time. Big brands like Levi's are now changing their designs to reclaim customers.

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True Crime, Fake Homicide: The Onion's 'A Very Fatal Murder' Podcast

Thursday, April 05, 2018

A postindustrial small town in Nebraska. A young girl killed. A New York host who is "kind of a sociopath." It's all in the satirical news agency's take on serial audio storytelling.

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In 'All The Names They Used For God,' The Magical Meets The Harrowing

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Author Anjali Sachdeva spins captivating short stories around kernels of the otherworldly. She says it can be a way to overcome the impulse to look away from that which is unsettling or traumatic.

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Director Greta Gerwig On The Parallels Between Her Life And 'Lady Bird'

Monday, February 19, 2018

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Greta Gerwig, the Oscar-nominated director of the film Lady Bird about teenage friendship and complex, sometimes messy, female characters.

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Remembering Perry Wallace, A College Basketball Pioneer

Monday, December 25, 2017

Perry Wallace was the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference, despite not wanting to be a pioneer. Wallace is one of the notable people who died in 2017. Three years ago, he and his biographer Andrew Maraniss talked with NPR's Audie Cornish about the realities of desegregation.

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How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy

Monday, August 07, 2017

Psychologist Jean Twenge has observed dramatic shifts in behavior among children who go through adolescence with smartphones. They're spending less time with friends and reporting greater anxiety.

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Vermont Medical School Says Goodbye To Lectures

Thursday, August 03, 2017

The University of Vermont's Larner College of Medicine is planning to phase out lectures by 2019. The dean behind the effort says lectures aren't good at engaging learners.

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'That Fentanyl — That's Death': A Story Of Recovery In Baltimore

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Andrea Towson was known in West Baltimore as the go-to person for help getting high. Last year, she nearly died from a fentanyl overdose. "Thank God for another day," she says.

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Thousands Of Syrian Refugees To Return From Lebanon

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Thousands of Syrian refugees are returning to a rebel-held area of Syria from Lebanon - maybe not by choice in many cases. It's part of a deal between Hezbollah and a rebel group linked to Al Qaida.

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Iraqi Troops Vs. ISIS: A Campaign Of Revenge

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Belkis Wille, Iraq researcher at Human Rights Watch about Iraqi troops' campaign to root out ISIS. Human rights observers say the tactics used by Iraqi troops are abusive.

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