Audie Cornish http://nhpr.org en Miss. Primary Saga Rolls On, As McDaniel Refuses To Back Down http://nhpr.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 52072 at http://nhpr.org A Comedian Walks Into A Bar ... And Gets Misattributed http://nhpr.org/post/comedian-walks-bar-and-gets-misattributed Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And now a correction. Yesterday we brought you the scene of a crowd in Los Angeles, watching the U.S.-Germany World Cup match and our story included this.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)<p>SHEREEN MARISOL MERAJI, BYLINE: What's your name?<p>PHIL STARK: Phil - Phil Stark.<p>MERAJI: And who are you rooting for?<p>STARK: The United States of America. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 50992 at http://nhpr.org Strike Against Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling http://nhpr.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 20:53:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 50862 at http://nhpr.org Strike Against Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling Letters: Ex-Cons' Struggles To Make It On The Outside http://nhpr.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 49836 at http://nhpr.org 'The Atlantic's' Ta-Nehisi Coates Builds 'A Case For Reparations' http://nhpr.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 21:35:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 49088 at http://nhpr.org The Man Who Would Own All The World's 'Speed' — But Only On VHS http://nhpr.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 47363 at http://nhpr.org Months Of Training And A Moment Of Silence As Marathon Draws Near http://nhpr.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 20:47:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 46818 at http://nhpr.org On The Road Back To Boston, Two Runners Tell Their Stories http://nhpr.org/post/road-back-boston-two-runners-tell-their-stories Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. For the last 10 weeks, NPR has been following eight runners who have been preparing for this year's Boston Marathon. We've dubbed our runners the NPR 8 and they've been blogging the highs and lows of their training. Today, we have some excerpts from their audio diaries.<p>AMELIA NELSON: It's the getting the shoes on and getting out the door. It's that dread before you make it happen and the first two miles. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 46626 at http://nhpr.org Letters: Athletic And Academic Demands In College http://nhpr.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 20:03:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 46346 at http://nhpr.org Hopes Dim For Long-Term Extension To Jobless Benefits http://nhpr.org/post/hopes-dim-long-term-extension-jobless-benefits The Senate is still struggling to find a way to pay for an extension of unemployment benefits for those out of work for 26 weeks or more. Majority leader Harry Reid agreed to bring up five Democratic and five Republican amendments in hopes to winning enough Republicans over to get to the 60 votes needed for passage. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:12:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 41852 at http://nhpr.org The Bridge On The River Hudson http://nhpr.org/post/bridge-river-hudson Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>We can't let this story go today without one more minute on the key player in this scandal, the George Washington Bridge. According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, it's the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge. Last year, 102 million vehicles crossed it.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The suspension bridge spans the Hudson River, and it opened in October 1931. It has exposed supporting steel towers. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:35:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 41584 at http://nhpr.org Explanatory 'Verticals' Give Big-Name Journalists More Power http://nhpr.org/post/explanatory-verticals-give-big-name-journalists-more-power Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Recently we've heard of some big changes at several news organizations involving some of their most prominent journalists. At the Washington Post, the founder of the popular policy site Wonkblog, Ezra Klein, is weighing a departure. And the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are both scrambling to set up dedicated news teams to replace journalists who have left in pursuit of more money and independence. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:59:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 41226 at http://nhpr.org Federal Appeals Court Stays Ruling Against NYPD Stop-And-Frisk http://nhpr.org/post/judge-halts-parts-nypd-stop-and-frisk-policy The court also removed Judge Shira Scheindlin from the case, saying she violated the appearance of impartiality, among other reasons. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:01:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 37774 at http://nhpr.org Twitter Reveals User Numbers, Financial Info Ahead Of IPO http://nhpr.org/post/twitter-reveals-user-numbers-financial-info-ahead-ipo Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>Twitter is revealing more details about its planned initial public offering. Late this afternoon, the company announced its intention to raise a billion dollars by selling stock, and revealed detailed information about its finances for the first time. We're joined now by NPR's Steve Henn to discuss this peek behind the Twitter curtain. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 23:08:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 36168 at http://nhpr.org Vets Mark Sept. 11 Anniversary With Yosemite Climb http://nhpr.org/post/vets-mark-sept-11-anniversary-yosemite-climb Fifteen Iraq and Afghanistan vets, many of them disabled, climbed Half Dome and El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Sept. 11. The climb is the culmination of a three-day hike, which for many of the vets has had the therapeutic effect of reproducing a combat patrol — just without the bombs or bullets. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 NPR. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:13:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 34786 at http://nhpr.org Vets Mark Sept. 11 Anniversary With Yosemite Climb