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Words and their stories: Nicknames for Chicago

2013-04-09 15:42
Many American cities have interesting nicknames. These can help establish an identity, spread pride among citizens and build unity.

3D goes from movies to real world

2013-04-09 15:42
Movie fans know that their action hero Superman does not really fly. And, in the movie Superman Returns, another visual trick is played on viewers.

Words and Their Stories: All About Names

2013-04-02 15:47
A person's name is very important. Some names also have special meanings in popular American expressions.

Marriage and rights issues

2013-04-02 15:47
Earlier this month, Rob Portman became the first Republican Senator to support for same-sex marriage.

Words and Their Stories: Water Expressions

2013-03-25 15:04
Expressions about water are almost as common as water itself. But many of the expressions using water have unpleasant meanings.

India turns its attention to the “red planet”

2013-03-25 15:04
Today we have some exciting news from India, as that country’s space program turns its attention to the “red planet.”

Texting while walking can be dangerous

2013-03-18 11:00
Also, several states in America have made it illegal to text while driving. They say the dangers related to the behavior are far too great.

Words and their stories: It will not wash

2013-03-18 09:47
If his employer liked the idea, Smith might be given more pay. Perhaps he might even get a better job with the company.

Friends with benefits, in the plant world

2013-03-13 14:28
Advice about which plants are compatible is sometimes based more on tradition than proof.

The risks of language for health translators

2013-03-13 14:28
For health translators, finding the rights words is not just about language but also culture.

In the garden: Growing beets

2013-03-07 10:51
Beets with circles of red and white inside are known as candy cane or candy stripe beets.

When collecting things becomes a problem

2013-03-07 10:41
Today we tell about Compulsive Hoarding Syndrome. It is both a mental disorder and an issue of public safety.

Words and their Stories: The Grapevine

2013-03-06 13:27
That is so because reports received through the grapevine are supposed to be secret. The information is all hush hush.

What is the relationship between age and happiness?

2013-03-06 13:27
Are people less happy or more happy the older they get? If you answered more happy, then you were right, based on a study in 2008.

A new cancer study from the World Health Organization

2013-02-27 15:22
Today, Steve Ember tells us about a new cancer study from the World Health Organization.

Words and their stories: A chip on your shoulder

2013-02-27 15:03
Some popular expressions are a mystery. No one is sure how they developed. One of these is the expression, carry a chip on your shoulder.

'Jack and the Beanstalk,' told with food-related slang

2013-02-22 09:13
This week on WORDMASTER: Our theme is food, or more precisely, slang having to do with food.

New York City restaurant culture

2013-02-22 09:13
That's right! And on today's program, we are going to take you to the Big Apple...New York City.

Words and idioms: Put one's best foot forward

2013-02-21 09:59
Put one's best foot forward就是努力给别人留下一个非常好的第一印象。

How art and society connect

2013-02-21 09:59
This week on our program, we talk about how art and society connect.

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