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Audie Cornish

CNN anchor & host, The Assignment with Audie Cornish

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CNN anchor Audie Cornish hosts the weekly CNN Audio podcast The Assignment, and appears on CNN covering national, political and breaking news. Cornish previously co-hosted NPR's flagship news program, All Things Considered. She earned a George Peabody Award and the National Press Foundation’s Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. Her interview subjects have ranged from stars such as singer Bruce Springsteen to political figures such as former President Barack Obama and Senator Elizabeth Warren and literary icons like Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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"Woke" and the Debate About Race

Crosscut Festival 2023
Sat May 6, 2023 | 8:00pm

Ibram X. Kendi rose to fame when his books became a source for Americans trying to make sense of the murder of George Floyd. Then came a backlash: His books were banned by school libraries and he was accused of corrupting children and casting everyone as a racist. “The momentum was just crushed by a pretty well-organized force and movement of people who are seeking to conserve racism,” he says.

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Featuring: Ibram X. Kendi, Audie Cornish

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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