The Assignment with Audie Cornish


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Each week on The Assignment, host Audie Cornish pulls listeners out of their digital echo chambers to hear from the people whose lives intersect with the news cycle. From the sex work economy to the battle over what’s taught in classrooms, no topic is off the table. Listen to The Assignment every Monday and Thursday.

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Score: 5

Sarah Larson • New Yorker Mar 24, 2023

"“The Assignment” is an antidote to that environment...the show is almost always novel; you come to know the participants as workers and thinkers, rather than as symbols for political issues. It’s hard to imagine Cornish doing something like it on NPR. By stressing curiosity over persuasion, she returns the work of the news—the puzzling through of a problem, the forging of connection—to the people at its heart."

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