Audie Cornish http://wrur.org en Miss. Primary Saga Rolls On, As McDaniel Refuses To Back Down http://wrur.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 7227 at http://wrur.org The Rise Of The Online Rebuttal — And How It's Making Waves In Print http://wrur.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 7195 at http://wrur.org Strike Against Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling http://wrur.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 6952 at http://wrur.org Strike Against Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling Letters: Ex-Cons' Struggles To Make It On The Outside http://wrur.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 6705 at http://wrur.org 'The Atlantic's' Ta-Nehisi Coates Builds 'A Case For Reparations' http://wrur.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 6523 at http://wrur.org The Man Who Would Own All The World's 'Speed' — But Only On VHS http://wrur.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 6160 at http://wrur.org Months Of Training And A Moment Of Silence As Marathon Draws Near http://wrur.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 20:13:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 6041 at http://wrur.org Letters: Athletic And Academic Demands In College http://wrur.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 20:23:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 5937 at http://wrur.org Hopes Dim For Long-Term Extension To Jobless Benefits http://wrur.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 5207 at http://wrur.org Explanatory 'Verticals' Give Big-Name Journalists More Power http://wrur.org/post/explanatory-verticals-give-big-name-journalists-more-power Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Recently we've heard of some big changes at several news organizations involving some of their most prominent journalists. At the Washington Post, the founder of the popular policy site Wonkblog, Ezra Klein, is weighing a departure. And the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are both scrambling to set up dedicated news teams to replace journalists who have left in pursuit of more money and independence. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:31:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 5110 at http://wrur.org