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Replay: “You sound like you’re not from around here.”

Within seconds of hearing someone speak, we make judgments about that person and their background, just based on their accent. Linguistics professor Steven Weinberger (George Mason University) explains how and …

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Will There Ever Be Peace On Earth?

Give peace a chance.  Teaching kids about peace might be just as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic.  Elavie Ndura-Ouedraogo (George Mason University) believes peace-building should be a part of …

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Replay: The Controversy Over International Adoption

Inter-country adoptions gone awry have a way of capturing headlines. Karen Rotabi (Virginia Commonwealth University) says overseas adoptions, while a source of hope and love for many families, can have …

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Will There Ever Be Peace On Earth?

Give peace a chance.  Teaching kids about peace might be just as important as reading, writing, and arithmetic.  Elavie Ndura-Ouedraogo (George Mason University) believes peace-building should be a part of …

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The Controversy Over International Adoptions

Inter-country adoptions gone awry have a way of capturing headlines.  A missionary group lands in jail after trying to remove children from Haiti.  An American woman puts her seven year-old …

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Replay: Trickster Heroines

During the Vietnam War, many young Vietnamese women moved from country villages to bigger cities to become bargirls. Some later came to the United States as refugees. Mai Lan Gustafsson …

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Trickster Heroines

During the Vietnam War, many young Vietnamese women moved from country villages to bigger cities to become bargirls.  Some later came to the United States as refugees.  Mai Lan Gustafsson …

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Replay: You Sound Like You’re Not From Around Here…

Within seconds of hearing someone speak, we make judgments about that person and background, just based on their accent. Linguistics professor Steven Weinberger ( George Mason University) explains how and …

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Replay: Sisters of Mercy

The contributions that Irish nuns made to help destitute immigrant Catholic children in New York City were instrumental in developing modern American social institutions like foster care and welfare. Maureen …

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You Sound Like You’re Not From Around Here

Within seconds of hearing someone speak, we make judgments about that person and their background, just based on their accent. Linguistics professor Steven Weinberger (George Mason University) explains how and …

Episode

Sisters of Mercy

The contributions that Irish nuns made to help destitute immigrant Catholic children in New York City were instrumental in developing modern American social institutions like foster care and welfare. Before …

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