In this cast, an explanation of piñata politics– and why that approach won’t work on election day. Then the political and linguistic divide between Chinese immigrant voters and their Chinese-American offspring. Then two hits on speaking two languages: Oregon votes on bilingual education, while more American parents chose to raise their children bilingually. We round off this episode with a tough-to-translate French phrase. Listen on iTunes or here.
Monthly Archives: October 2008
It’s Arabic week at The World in Words. First, how Arabic and Hebrew both help and hinder Middle East negotiations. Then, Arab-American writers and the words they have to use post 9/11. Finally, The Simpsons gets an Arabic language makeover — and a cultural makeover too. That plus our inauguaral hard-to-define foreign word segment (a title for this please, listeners…). Listen on iTunes or here.