Audie Cornish http://wcbe.org en Letters: Athletic And Academic Demands In College http://wcbe.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 20:08:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 53958 at http://wcbe.org Putin Speaks, Decries U.S. For 'Experimenting On Rats' In Ukraine http://wcbe.org/post/putin-speaks-decries-us-experimenting-rats-ukraine In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his position on Ukraine. In a news conference, Putin denied that Russian troops are in Crimea but reserved the right to use force in Ukraine. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 52110 at http://wcbe.org Obama Announces Task Force To Help Young Minority Men http://wcbe.org/post/obama-announces-task-force-help-young-minority-men Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK: This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>President Obama kicked off a new initiative this afternoon aimed at improving the odds for young black and Latino men. The White House calls the program My Brother's Keeper. The idea is to bring together business people, faith leaders, athletes and celebrities to confront the challenges facing young men of color. Major charities have pledged $200 million to the cause over the next five years. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:07:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 51890 at http://wcbe.org When It Comes To Cuts, Pentagon Claims An Eye On The Future http://wcbe.org/post/when-it-comes-cuts-pentagon-claims-eye-future Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman joins us now to talk about the Pentagon's view on cuts to military benefits. And Tom, we just heard from Quil that retirees feel the military is essentially breaking faith with those who served. But what do Pentagon leaders say to that?<p>TOM BOWMAN, BYLINE: Well, Audie, I spoke with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Martin Dempsey earlier this week and I asked him about these pension cuts and here's what he had to say.<p>GENERAL MARTIN DEMPSEY: Look. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:35:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 49673 at http://wcbe.org Hopes Dim For Long-Term Extension To Jobless Benefits http://wcbe.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 49555 at http://wcbe.org Christie Delivers Statewide Address Under Increased Scrutiny http://wcbe.org/post/christie-delivers-statewide-address-under-increased-scrutiny Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was back in the spotlight today. The annual State of the State speech came at an awkward moment for Christie. The Republican governor had not spoken publicly since apologizing last week for politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. Christie acknowledged the unfolding scandal at the start of his speech.<p>GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE: The last week has certainly tested this administration. Mistakes were clearly made. And as a result, we let down the people we're entrusted to serve. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:12:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 49558 at http://wcbe.org Explanatory 'Verticals' Give Big-Name Journalists More Power http://wcbe.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 49043 at http://wcbe.org Federal Appeals Court Stays Ruling Against NYPD Stop-And-Frisk http://wcbe.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 45749 at http://wcbe.org Twitter Reveals User Numbers, Financial Info Ahead Of IPO http://wcbe.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 44263 at http://wcbe.org Unemployment Claims Drop To Pre-Recession Levels http://wcbe.org/post/unemployment-claims-drop-pre-recession-levels More than 330,000 people filed new claims for unemployment insurance benefits last week. That sounds like a big number — and is a slight increase over the previous week — but it's being taken as some very good news. For a month, now, fewer new people are asking for unemployment insurance than at any time since November, 2007. That's before the Great Recession. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:08:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 41799 at http://wcbe.org Fukushima Nuclear Plant Leaking 300 Tons Of Tainted Water Daily http://wcbe.org/post/fukushima-nuclear-plant-leaking-300-tons-tainted-water-daily Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Now to Japan for an update on the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. It was heavily damaged by an earthquake and resulting tsunami in March 2011, leading to several meltdowns. Then yesterday, the government estimated that some 300 tons of radioactive water are pouring into the ocean each day. Meanwhile, the plant's owner has unveiled plans to seal its reactors in a wall of ice. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:28:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 40954 at http://wcbe.org Former Goldman Sachs Trader Found Liable For Fraud http://wcbe.org/post/former-goldman-sachs-trader-found-liable-fraud Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>In New York City today, a victory for the Securities and Exchange Commission: A federal jury held former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre liable on six of the seven counts against him. The SEC had accused Tourre of intentionally misleading investors about a mortgage-backed security just as the housing sector was beginning to collapse. The investment created huge losses.<p>For more on the verdict, we're joined by NPR's Dan Bobkoff, who's been watching the trial. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:54:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 40503 at http://wcbe.org Where Are All Of Wyomings Escalators? http://wcbe.org/post/where-are-all-wyomings-escalators Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Turning now to escalator news, specifically Wyoming escalator news.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>There is a reported paucity of moving staircases in the Cowboy State, and that shortcoming has been posited as an argument for Wyoming to have fewer than its allotted pair of senators.<p>CORNISH: The argument goes like this: Why should a state with only two escalators get two senators?<p>BLOCK: Well, for some insight, we turn to the self-proclaimed escalator editor of the Casper, Wyoming Star-Tribune.<p>JEREMY FUGLEBERG: I am currently at the base of an excellent Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:24:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 39655 at http://wcbe.org House Republicans Start Crafting Their Own Immigration Bill http://wcbe.org/post/house-republicans-start-crafting-their-own-immigration-bill Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>The push for a big rewrite of the nation's immigration laws has moved from one side of the Capitol to the other. Late last month, the Democratic-led Senate passed a sweeping immigration overhaul. Now it's up to the GOP-led House to act.<p>But House Republican leaders say they have no intention of even bringing up the Senate's bill. They'll come up with their own legislation. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:21:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 39104 at http://wcbe.org NSA Leaker Sets Sights On South America, But Why Ecuador? http://wcbe.org/post/nsa-leaker-sets-sights-south-america-why-ecuador Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The U.S. continues its cat and mouse game with the man who confessed to leaking NSA secrets, Edward Snowden. After spending the last few weeks in Hong Kong, Snowden caught a plane to Moscow this weekend, and he's believed to still be in Russia. But his exact whereabouts are uncertain. The U.S. has urged Russia not to let Snowden leave.<p>Today, officials from Ecuador said Snowden has applied for asylum there. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:10:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 38143 at http://wcbe.org Breaking Golf's Color Barrier In Birmingham http://wcbe.org/post/breaking-golfs-color-barrier-birmingham This week, <em>All Things Considered</em> host Audie Cornish traveled to Birmingham, Ala., to cover the 50th anniversary of the tumultuous civil rights protests that happened there. It's all part of NPR's series commemorating the monumental summer of 1963.<p>On Tuesday, she <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/06/18/193128475/how-the-civil-rights-movement-was-covered-in-birmingham" target="_blank">interviewed Hank Klibanoff</a>, co-author of <em>The Race Beat</em>, about how Birmingham newspapers covered the civil rights movement at the time it unfolded. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:18:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 38005 at http://wcbe.org Breaking Golf's Color Barrier In Birmingham The Desegregation Of Birmingham's Golf Courses http://wcbe.org/post/desegregation-birminghams-golf-courses Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. All this week, I'm in Birmingham, Alabama, where the city is in the midst of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the tumultuous and influential civil rights protests that occurred here. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:42:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 37973 at http://wcbe.org How The Civil Rights Movement Was Covered In Birmingham http://wcbe.org/post/how-civil-rights-movement-was-covered-birmingham As the Civil Rights Movement was unfolding across the US in 1963, the entire nation had its eyes on climactic events taking place in Southern cities like Birmingham, Ala., and Jackson, Miss. But there's a stark difference between how the national press covered the events in Birmingham and how Birmingham's papers covered their own city.<p>As part of NPR's series on that pivotal summer of 1963, Audie Cornish traveled to Birmingham, Ala., to revisit some of the stories that shaped the city and the nation at the time. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:08:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 37829 at http://wcbe.org How The Civil Rights Movement Was Covered In Birmingham A Look Back At How Newspapers Covered The Civil Rights Movement http://wcbe.org/post/look-back-how-newspapers-covered-civil-rights-movement Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish in Birmingham, Alabama. It's been half a century since Birmingham was at the center of the Civil Rights struggle. Back in May of 1963, images of fire hoses and German shepherds turned on young protesters pretty much shocked the world. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:18:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 37826 at http://wcbe.org U.S. Obtained AP Journalists' Phone Records http://wcbe.org/post/us-obtained-ap-journalists-phone-records Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Today we learned of some news from the Associated Press in which the AP is at the center of the story. The newswire service reports that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of editors and reporters' phone records from last year as part of a government investigation. Late today, the Justice Department issued a statement saying it strives to strike a balance between the need for information in criminal cases and the rights of individuals and news organizations.<p>NPR's Carrie Johnson joins me now with more. Tue, 14 May 2013 00:27:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 35561 at http://wcbe.org