Audie Cornish http://publicradioeast.org en Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations http://publicradioeast.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 47212 at http://publicradioeast.org Meet The Guy Who's Putting Your Cat On The Map — To Prove A Point http://publicradioeast.org/post/meet-guy-whos-putting-your-cat-map-prove-point <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=Meet+The+Guy+Who%27s+Putting+Your+Cat+On+The+Map+%E2%80%94+To+Prove+A+Point&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMTM1NDgzMDEyMzg2MDcwMzJjODJiYQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 47200 at http://publicradioeast.org A Pillar Of AIDS Research And Activism, Lost With Shot-Down Jet http://publicradioeast.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 20:19:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 46741 at http://publicradioeast.org Miss. Primary Saga Rolls On, As McDaniel Refuses To Back Down http://publicradioeast.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 46549 at http://publicradioeast.org Vargas, Journalist And Immigration Activist, Is Detained In Texas http://publicradioeast.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 20:21:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 46460 at http://publicradioeast.org The Rise Of The Online Rebuttal — And How It's Making Waves In Print http://publicradioeast.org/post/rise-online-rebuttal-and-how-its-making-waves-print Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>It was not exactly a request that prompted the British tabloid the Daily Mail to take down one of its stories last week. It was an online rebuttal from George Clooney. The actor, writing in the pages of USA Today, issued a scathing response to the Mail's reporting about his upcoming marriage. The Daily Mail apologized, and the story disappeared from the web. In yet another rebuttal, Clooney has now rejected that apology. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 46368 at http://publicradioeast.org A Comedian Walks Into A Bar ... And Gets Misattributed http://publicradioeast.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 45062 at http://publicradioeast.org A Corvette 33 Years Lost — And Found Without An Answer Why http://publicradioeast.org/post/corvette-33-years-lost-and-found-without-answer-why Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And now a car story that sounds like it was meant for a movie script. Here's the opening scene - a phone is ringing. George Talley, a 71-year-old retiree in Detroit, picks it up.<p>GEORGE TALLEY: I got a call from the AAA insurance company, and they said, did you ever own a 1979 Corvette? And I said yes. And they said, well, we found it. I said, what?<p>BLOCK: That call came two weeks ago.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Talley's silver-gray sports car had turned up 33 years after he reported it stolen. Exactly where it's been all this time is a mystery. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 44964 at http://publicradioeast.org Strike Against Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling http://publicradioeast.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 44862 at http://publicradioeast.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://publicradioeast.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 20:15:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 44858 at http://publicradioeast.org On A Day Of Looking Back, Talks Move Forward On Ukraine http://publicradioeast.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 43337 at http://publicradioeast.org Letters: Ex-Cons' Struggles To Make It On The Outside http://publicradioeast.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 43342 at http://publicradioeast.org Letters: Reactions To 'Bad English' http://publicradioeast.org/post/letters-reactions-bad-english Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish read letters from listeners about Ammon Shea's book, Bad English. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 43143 at http://publicradioeast.org 'The Atlantic's' Ta-Nehisi Coates Builds 'A Case For Reparations' http://publicradioeast.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 42205 at http://publicradioeast.org Reading The Tea Leaves Of The Upcoming TV Season http://publicradioeast.org/post/reading-tea-leaves-upcoming-tv-season Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News it's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. What you'll be seeing on the big networks this fall was revealed this week to advertisers. It's a big event known in the industry as the upfronts - as in buy some commercial time upfront, before the next TV season. It's a $9 billion business and TV critics also get a peek at the new TV schedules and that includes our very own Eric Deggans. Hey there, Eric.<p>ERIC DEGGANS, BYLINE: Hey. How's it going?<p>CORNISH: All right, Eric. Wed, 14 May 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 41391 at http://publicradioeast.org The Man Who Would Own All The World's 'Speed' — But Only On VHS http://publicradioeast.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 39766 at http://publicradioeast.org The Wonders Of The Year 2014, As Told By Isaac Asimov http://publicradioeast.org/post/wonders-year-2014-told-isaac-asimov Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>A moment now remember how the future looked 50 years ago today.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF DOCUMENTARY, "FUTURAMA")<p>UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Welcome to a journey into the future, a journey for everyone today, into the everywhere of tomorrow.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>On this date in 1964, the New York World's Fair opened. It offered visions of a better future, much of it based on technology. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 39560 at http://publicradioeast.org Months Of Training And A Moment Of Silence As Marathon Draws Near http://publicradioeast.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 20:56:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 39003 at http://publicradioeast.org For A Fast Track To Blossom, Just Send Some Seeds To Space http://publicradioeast.org/post/fast-track-blossom-just-send-some-seeds-space After spending eight months on a Japanese space expedition, a cherry pit that's now four years old has mysteriously blossomed six years before it was due. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:56:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 39007 at http://publicradioeast.org On The Road Back To Boston, Two Runners Tell Their Stories http://publicradioeast.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 38726 at http://publicradioeast.org