Audie Cornish http://tristatesradio.com en For A Fast Track To Blossom, Just Send Some Seeds To Space http://tristatesradio.com/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 20:04:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 51588 at http://tristatesradio.com Months Of Training And A Moment Of Silence As Marathon Draws Near http://tristatesradio.com/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 20:04:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 51597 at http://tristatesradio.com Letters: Athletic And Academic Demands In College http://tristatesradio.com/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 20:08:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 51132 at http://tristatesradio.com Putin Speaks, Decries U.S. For 'Experimenting On Rats' In Ukraine http://tristatesradio.com/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 49289 at http://tristatesradio.com Obama Announces Task Force To Help Young Minority Men http://tristatesradio.com/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 49059 at http://tristatesradio.com