Audie Cornish http://wlrn.org en Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations http://wlrn.org/post/montana-senator-comes-under-fire-plagiarism-allegations Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat in February, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will likely be complicated by allegations of plagiarism, reported by <em>The New York Times</em>. It seems that in a paper Walsh submitted for his master's degree from the U.S. Army War College, long passages were borrowed without attribution. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 36124 at http://wlrn.org A Pillar Of AIDS Research And Activism, Lost With Shot-Down Jet http://wlrn.org/post/pillar-aids-research-and-activism-lost-shot-down-jet Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 had been carrying several researchers and activists on their way to a global AIDS conference in Australia. Among them was Dr. Joep Lange, a leading researcher and former president of the International AIDS Society. He was a giant in the field and a mentor to many. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:40:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 35800 at http://wlrn.org Miss. Primary Saga Rolls On, As McDaniel Refuses To Back Down http://wlrn.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 35679 at http://wlrn.org Vargas, Journalist And Immigration Activist, Is Detained In Texas http://wlrn.org/post/vargas-journalist-and-immigration-activist-detained-texas <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Vargas%2C+Journalist+And+Immigration+Activist%2C+Is+Detained+In+Texas&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMTM1NDgzMDEyMzg2MDcwMzJjODJiYQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And near the U.S.-Mexico border today, a very public detention of a well-known figure in the immigration debate. The journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas was taken into custody by federal immigration authorities at the airport in McAllen, Texas. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:58:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 35610 at http://wlrn.org Strike Against Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling http://wlrn.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 20:40:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 34543 at http://wlrn.org Strike Against Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling As The Anchor Chair Turns: A Glimpse At ABC News Past And Future http://wlrn.org/post/anchor-chair-turns-glimpse-abc-news-past-and-future ABC News has announced major shakeups in its anchor lineup, as Diane Sawyer steps down from her perch as anchor of the network's evening news. What does her replacement say about the state of the evening anchor job in the world of TV news? <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:38:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 34551 at http://wlrn.org On A Day Of Looking Back, Talks Move Forward On Ukraine http://wlrn.org/post/day-looking-back-talks-move-forward-ukraine President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met during a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day. On the same day, Putin met with new Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 33554 at http://wlrn.org Letters: Ex-Cons' Struggles To Make It On The Outside http://wlrn.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 33560 at http://wlrn.org 'The Atlantic's' Ta-Nehisi Coates Builds 'A Case For Reparations' http://wlrn.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 21:14:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 32860 at http://wlrn.org The Man Who Would Own All The World's 'Speed' — But Only On VHS http://wlrn.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 31335 at http://wlrn.org Letters: Athletic And Academic Demands In College http://wlrn.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 30415 at http://wlrn.org Putin Speaks, Decries U.S. For 'Experimenting On Rats' In Ukraine http://wlrn.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 21:18:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 28730 at http://wlrn.org Obama Announces Task Force To Help Young Minority Men http://wlrn.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 28530 at http://wlrn.org When It Comes To Cuts, Pentagon Claims An Eye On The Future http://wlrn.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 26584 at http://wlrn.org Hopes Dim For Long-Term Extension To Jobless Benefits http://wlrn.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 21:48:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 26472 at http://wlrn.org