Audie Cornish

Audie Cornish appears in the following:

'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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For The Venezuelan Opposition, Protests Are 'Like A War'

Friday, June 23, 2017

Venezuela has been in political and economic turmoil for months. Daily demonstrations, food shortages and a crackdown on the opposition have forced the country into a near state of collapse.

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'Big Sick' Creators Nanjiani And Gordon On Turning Their Courtship Into A Movie

Friday, June 23, 2017

In Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon's new rom-com, girl meets boy, girl contracts a mysterious illness and boy's Pakistani parents struggle to accept the relationship.

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Dramatic Increase In Number Of People Being Hospitalized Due To Opioids

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dr. Traci Green, deputy director of injury prevention at Boston Medical Center about the stunning show increase in the number of hospital visits related to opioids.

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A History Of The Changes In Press Briefings

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Trump White House has upended yet another tradition — the on-camera press briefing. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with NPR Senior Editor and Correspondent Ron Elving about changes in press briefings.

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After 7 Decades, Sonny Rollins Can't Get Music Off His Mind

Monday, June 12, 2017

The legendary saxophonist, who recently donated his personal archives, speaks with Christian McBride and Audie Cornish about improvisation, innovation, mentorship and legacy.

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From Paris With Love: A Kansas City Musician Gets Distance And Perspective

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Missouri native Krystle Warren digs into American history on her new album Three The Hard Way. She talks about what it's like to observe the U.S. from France, her home for the past nine years.

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Reporter: Blast Hit Arena Full Of Young Girls At U.S. Pop Star's Concert

Monday, May 22, 2017

All Things Considered host Audie Cornish speaks to the Financial Times' Andy Bounds about the latest in a deadly incident at an Ariana Grande show in Manchester, England.

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This Simple Puzzle Test Sealed The Fate Of Immigrants At Ellis Island

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

What did it take to get through Ellis Island? For a few years, it took passing a puzzle test. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Adam Cohen, who wrote about it in Smithsonian Magazine.

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