Audie Cornish

Audie Cornish appears in the following:

50 Years Young: How The Music Of 'Sesame Street' Keeps Up With The Times

Monday, June 10, 2019

Sesame Street team members Dr. Rosemarie Truglio and Bill Sherman discuss writing songs for the iconic show over the years.


'It Starts With Me': Ty Herndon On Re-Releasing His Country Hit With Male Pronouns

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Country singer Ty Herndon came out as gay in 2014 and this year, he's re-releasing his 1995 hit "What Mattered Most" with updated lyrics to fit his true identity.


One LA Community Where Folk And Rock Converged

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan and director Andrew Slater talk about the documentary Echo In The Canyon about music from Laurel Canyon in LA that went on to influence a later generation.


Once A Homeless D.C. Teen, Now A Georgetown Graduate

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

In 2014, Rashema Melson was a homeless high school senior who was awarded a full scholarship to college. Now, she is a graduate of Georgetown University who hopes to return to help her community.


Meet Quinn Christopherson, Winner Of The 2019 Tiny Desk Contest

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, Christopherson is a thoughtful songwriter with a powerful sense of perspective.


Vampire Weekend Is Looking For The Cool Within The Uncool

Friday, May 03, 2019

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig talks about Father of the Bride, the band's first album in six years, along with all the changes that time has brought.


Wynton Marsalis Imagines Buddy Bolden's Jazz On-Screen: 'He Was Bringing Fire'

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Decorated jazz composer Wynton Marsalis talks about creating music inspired by an artist he's never heard play, Charles "Buddy" Bolden, for the film Bolden.


Pete Seeger's Legacy Gets Immortalized With 'Smithsonian Folkways' Collection

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Smithsonian Folkways archivist and Pete Seeger expert Jeff Place talks about Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection, due out on what would have been Seeger's 100th birthday.


At Kanye West's Sunday Service, 'He Is The Church'

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Kanye West has been hosting exclusive worship gatherings he calls "Sunday Service." Jia Tolentino, staff writer for The New Yorker, breaks down the rapper's religious evolution.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.