NPR FOR THE DEAF: We Hear It Even When You Can’t

Fresh Air from WHYY

The end of the year brings with it “word of the year” designations from professional societies and dictionaries.simpsonsfolk.jpg Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers some of the words that made headlines this past year, including some newsmaking racial epithets. ALSO, Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) is serving out his term after being ousted by Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse in the midterm elections. Considered to be the most liberal Republican in the Senate, Chafee is the only one to have voted against the war in Iraq. He made another notable split with the GOP when he opposed the nomination of John Bolton as Ambassador to the United Nations.
(Rebroadcast tonight at 11)
HARRY SHEARER talks about his first novel, ?Not Enough Indians,? his blog, his radio show, and his latest movie! Shearer is the voice of Mr. Burns on ?The Simpsons,? and has appeared in films such as ?This is Spinal Tap,? ?A Mighty Wind.? Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3

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