Audie Cornish http://wvasfm.org en Strike Against Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling http://wvasfm.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 50365 at http://wvasfm.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://wvasfm.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 50370 at http://wvasfm.org On A Day Of Looking Back, Talks Move Forward On Ukraine http://wvasfm.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 49344 at http://wvasfm.org Artist Kara Walker Draws Us Into Bitter History With Something Sweet http://wvasfm.org/post/artist-kara-walker-draws-us-bitter-history-something-sweet Kara Walker was barely out of art school when she won a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant, in 1997. Back then, her early work shocked audiences in part because her murals looked so charming from a distance. Black paper shadow portraits of colonial figures seemed to dance on white gallery walls; but lean in and you'd find your nose pressed up against images of slavery's horrors — mammies, masters, lynchings and sexual violence.<p>In other words, Walker is used to filling a room. But this spring she was asked to fill a warehouse — the abandoned Domino Sugar factory in New York. Fri, 16 May 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 48180 at http://wvasfm.org Artist Kara Walker Draws Us Into Bitter History With Something Sweet The Wonders Of The Year 2014, As Told By Isaac Asimov http://wvasfm.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 20:06:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 46776 at http://wvasfm.org For A Fast Track To Blossom, Just Send Some Seeds To Space http://wvasfm.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 20:15:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 46408 at http://wvasfm.org On The Road Back To Boston, Two Runners Tell Their Stories http://wvasfm.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 20:06:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 46220 at http://wvasfm.org Putin Speaks, Decries U.S. For 'Experimenting On Rats' In Ukraine http://wvasfm.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 21:18:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 44072 at http://wvasfm.org Obama Announces Task Force To Help Young Minority Men http://wvasfm.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 43833 at http://wvasfm.org When It Comes To Cuts, Pentagon Claims An Eye On The Future http://wvasfm.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. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:18:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 41419 at http://wvasfm.org