Audie Cornish

Audie Cornish is host of All Things Considered, along with Robert Siegel and Melissa Block.

Previously, she served as host of Weekend Edition Sunday. Prior to moving into that host position in the fall of 2011, Cornish reported from Capitol Hill for NPR News, covering issues and power in both the House and Senate and specializing in financial industry policy. She was part of NPR's six-person reporting team during the 2008 presidential election, and had a featured role in coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Cornish comes to Washington, D.C., from Nashville, where she covered the South for NPR, including many the Gulf states left reeling by the 2005 hurricane season. She has also covered the aftermath of other disasters, including the deaths of several miners in West Virginia in 2006, as well as the tornadoes that struck Tennessee in 2006 and Alabama in 2007.

Before coming to NPR, Cornish was a reporter for Boston's award-winning public radio station WBUR. There she covered some of the region's major news stories, including the legalization of same sex marriage, the sexual abuse scandal in the Boston Roman Catholic Archdiocese, as well as Boston's hosting of the Democratic National Convention. Cornish also reported for WBUR's syndicated programming including On Point, distributed by NPR, and Here and Now.

In 2005, Cornish shared in a first prize in the National Awards for Education Writing for "Reading, Writing, and Race," a study of the achievement gap. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Cornish has served as a reporter for the Associated Press in Boston. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Muslim Identity In Europe
4:29 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Dresden Anti-Immigration Protests Cause Tension In Muslim Community

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 7:04 pm

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And I'm joined now by my colleague Audie Cornish, who's been reporting this week on Muslims in Western Europe. Audie, hi.

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Muslim Identity In Europe
5:22 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Kurdish-German Journalist Makes Light Of Hate Mail In Spoken Word Act

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 6:44 pm

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Muslim Identity In Europe
4:36 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

French Law 'Laicite' Restricts Muslim Religious Expression

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 8:29 pm

NPR's Audie Cornish is in France, which has Europe's largest Muslim population. France is a secular country, and it has a law called "laicite," which maintains a strict separation of church and state. The law poses a challenge for some Muslims who want to publicly express their faith.

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Parallels
4:34 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

In France, Young Muslims Often Straddle Two Worlds

Ismael Medjdoub grew up in one of Paris' banlieues. He spends up to two hours a day commuting from his home in Tremblay en France to work and to school at the prestigious Sorbonne in Paris.
Bilal Qureshi NPR

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 10:40 am

The French, with their national motto of "liberty, equality, fraternity," are so against religious and ethnic divisions that the government doesn't even collect this kind of data on its citizens, but it's believed that nearly 40 percent of the country's 7 million Muslims live in and around Paris.

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Parallels
4:58 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Britain's Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves

Members of the Muslim community leave the East London Mosque after prayers before the start of the holy month of Ramadan in June 2014. The mosque has an estimated 7,000 worshippers.
Rob Stothard Getty Images

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 5:48 pm

Jihadi John, runaway schoolgirls, no-go zones: the headlines are everywhere in Great Britain.

If you are Muslim in Britain, you can't get away from them. If you're Salman Farsi, you're often at the center of it.

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Europe
5:36 am
Mon March 2, 2015

What It's Like To Be Young And Muslim In Europe

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 8:15 am

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Code Switch
2:23 pm
Sat February 7, 2015

After Years In Lockdown, Rosa Parks' Papers Head To Library Of Congress

Rosa Parks, shown in Seattle in 1956, saved postcards from Martin Luther King Jr. and notes about carpooling during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They're now being cataloged by the Library of Congress.
Gil Baker Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Rosa & Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 3:02 pm

Archivists at the Library of Congress are hard at work cataloging the papers of Rosa Parks, received on loan recently after a legal battle kept them under lock and key for the past decade.

Among the collection are a receipt for a voting booth's poll tax, postcards from Martin Luther King Jr., a datebook with the names of volunteer carpool drivers who would help blacks get to work during the Montgomery Bus Boycott and thousands of other historic documents.

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Remembrances
5:30 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Remembering The Man Who Spent Two Decades As Mayor

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 6:27 pm

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U.S.
1:00 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Secret Service Chief On White House Breach: It Won't Happen Again

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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This is one of those questions that is perfect for a Congressional hearing, though not so perfect for the witness. The question is how a man managed to get so far onto the White House grounds.

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World
4:24 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Obama's ISIS Plan A 'Sunni Awakening: Part Two'

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 8:54 pm

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Men In America
4:33 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Economy, Social Isolation May Be Driving Up Suicide Rates In Boomer Men

Originally published on Wed September 10, 2014 6:29 pm

Suicide rates among middle-aged men in America have shown a sudden, distressing increase in the last decade. For our series on men, Shankar Vedantam talks with Audie Cornish about the trend and what some researchers think might be causing it.

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Business
4:58 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Apple Unveils New Payment System, iPhones, Smartwatch

Originally published on Tue September 9, 2014 6:00 pm

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NPR Ed
6:51 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

These Kids Grew Up With The Woods As Their Only Classroom

The Hewitt family at home in Vermont.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

Originally published on Mon September 8, 2014 10:24 am

On a typical morning on Ben Hewitt's small farm in Cabot, Vt., he and his wife, Penny, and their two sons wake up early. But after doing the chores and eating breakfast, Fin, 12, and Rye, 9, don't have to run for the school bus.

Instead, they spend the morning reading Gary Paulsen tales, or they strap on pack baskets they wove themselves, carrying small knives at their belts, and head out to build shelters and forage in the woods.

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Around the Nation
4:13 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

One Woman's 'Pay It Forward' Moment Inspires 11 Hours Of Kindness

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 6:24 pm

At a drive-through Starbucks in St. Petersburg, Fla., a chain of generosity included hundreds of customers. Each customer in the chain chose to "pay it forward," paying for the drink of the customer behind her. Weston Phippen of the Tampa Bay Times wrote about the acts of kindness and offers his take.

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Health
4:10 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

American Ebola Patients Leave Atlanta Hospital Healthy

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 6:24 pm

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National Security
8:30 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

U.S. Reveals Failed Special Forces Mission To Rescue Hostages

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 9:59 pm

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Law
5:28 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Supreme Court Steps In To Put Hold On Va. Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 1:39 pm

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From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, I'm Audie Cornish.

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Remembrances
4:19 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Simin Behbahani, 'Lioness Of Iran,' Dies At 87

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 7:38 pm

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Iraq
4:05 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against Iraqi Militants, With Narrow Aims

Originally published on Fri August 8, 2014 6:57 pm

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Media
4:01 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

A Note Of Appreciation And Farewell For Margaret Low Smith

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 2:34 pm

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We end this hour with a note of appreciation and gratitude. Today is the last day at NPR for Margaret Low Smith. You may not know her name but you hear her work every day.

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