podcast #42: potatoes, Welsh in the workplace, and a Jamaican anthem

We’re in the final days of UNESCO‘s International Year of Languages (it’s also the end of the International Year of the Potato, but that’s another story). We find out how the year has been observed and whether minority languages are any better protected as a result. Then we check in on one big success story: Welsh. Once endangered, Welsh is now spoken by more than 600,000 people. Then, a story on how Brazilians in Massachusetts – many of them undocumented – are clamoring to learn English. Finally, Marco Werman has a  history of Jamaica’s unofficial national anthem, Bob Marley’s “One Love”.  Listen on iTunes or here.

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