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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11:00am

Tue September 30, 2014
U.S.

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

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 11:46 am

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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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2:32pm

Tue September 9, 2014
Business

Apple Unveils New Payment System, iPhones, Smartwatch

Originally published on Tue September 9, 2014 4:00 pm

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4:51pm

Thu September 4, 2014
NPR Ed

These Kids Grew Up With The Woods As Their Only Classroom

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

The Hewitt family at home in Vermont.
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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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2:10pm

Thu August 21, 2014
Health

American Ebola Patients Leave Atlanta Hospital Healthy

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 4:24 pm

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6:30pm

Wed August 20, 2014
National Security

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

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 7:59 pm

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2:05pm

Fri August 8, 2014
Iraq

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

Originally published on Fri August 8, 2014 4:57 pm

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2:01pm

Fri August 1, 2014
Media

A Note Of Appreciation And Farewell For Margaret Low Smith

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 12:34 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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2:15pm

Thu July 31, 2014
Politics

Facing Conservative Opposition, House Republicans Nix Border Bill Vote

Originally published on Thu July 31, 2014 6:07 pm

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3:56pm

Thu July 24, 2014
Politics

Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 4:22 pm

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 The New York Times. 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.

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2:15pm

Thu July 24, 2014
Digital Life

Meet The Guy Who's Putting Your Cat On The Map — To Prove A Point

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 4:22 pm

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OK, Robert, it's time for the two of us to talk about a pervasive threat to our online privacy.

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2:05pm

Fri July 18, 2014
News

A Pillar Of AIDS Research And Activism, Lost With Shot-Down Jet

Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 5:54 pm

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.

2:08pm

Wed July 16, 2014
Politics

Miss. Primary Saga Rolls On, As McDaniel Refuses To Back Down

Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 11:00 am

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2:21pm

Tue July 15, 2014
News

Vargas, Journalist And Immigration Activist, Is Detained In Texas

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 5:23 pm

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2:15pm

Mon July 14, 2014
Media

The Rise Of The Online Rebuttal — And How It's Making Waves In Print

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 4:24 pm

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2:53pm

Wed June 25, 2014
Law

Strike Against Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 5:24 am

Peggy Tomsic (center), attorney for three same-sex couples, claps in celebration after the 10th Circuit Court in Denver rejected a same-sex marriage ban in Utah on Wednesday in Salt Lake City.
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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.

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.

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2:15pm

Wed June 25, 2014
Media

As The Anchor Chair Turns: A Glimpse At ABC News Past And Future

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 7:30 pm

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?

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2:15pm

Tue June 24, 2014
Music News

Sold For Over $2 Million: A Draft, A Few Doodles And A 'Rolling Stone'

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 12:34 pm

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(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LIKE A ROLLING STONE")

BOB DYLAN: (Singing) Once upon a time you dressed so fine. You threw the bums a dime in your prime.

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There's a Dylan fan out there who certainly won't be scrounging for his next meal.

DYLAN: (Singing) How does it feel?

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2:13pm

Fri June 6, 2014
Europe

On A Day Of Looking Back, Talks Move Forward On Ukraine

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 5:29 pm

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.

2:13pm

Fri June 6, 2014
From Our Listeners

Letters: Ex-Cons' Struggles To Make It On The Outside

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 5:29 pm

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From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

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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.

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3:35pm

Fri May 23, 2014
Around the Nation

'The Atlantic's' Ta-Nehisi Coates Builds 'A Case For Reparations'

Originally published on Fri May 23, 2014 5:19 pm

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.

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