Audie Cornish http://wgcu.org en A Pillar Of AIDS Research And Activism, Lost With Shot-Down Jet http://wgcu.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 12513 at http://wgcu.org Vargas, Journalist And Immigration Activist, Is Detained In Texas http://wgcu.org/post/vargas-journalist-and-immigration-activist-detained-texas 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. He had traveled to the area with members of a group he founded called Define American. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:58:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 12397 at http://wgcu.org Strike Against Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling http://wgcu.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 11733 at http://wgcu.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://wgcu.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 11741 at http://wgcu.org On A Day Of Looking Back, Talks Move Forward On Ukraine http://wgcu.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 11109 at http://wgcu.org Putin Speaks, Decries U.S. For 'Experimenting On Rats' In Ukraine http://wgcu.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 7923 at http://wgcu.org Obama Announces Task Force To Help Young Minority Men http://wgcu.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 7792 at http://wgcu.org When It Comes To Cuts, Pentagon Claims An Eye On The Future http://wgcu.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 6430 at http://wgcu.org Hopes Dim For Long-Term Extension To Jobless Benefits http://wgcu.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 6339 at http://wgcu.org Christie Delivers Statewide Address Under Increased Scrutiny http://wgcu.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 21:48:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 6342 at http://wgcu.org