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In 'Um' Or 'Uh,' A Few Clues To What We're Saying — And Who's Saying It
Linguist Mark Liberman, who works at the University of Pennsylvania, says the use of "um" or "uh" can provide signs about the speaker's gender, language skills and life experience.
Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes
Studies warn that climate change will threaten corn production in coming decades. Meanwhile, farmers are experimenting with new planting methods in hopes of slowing soil erosion from torrential rains.
A Farewell To Robin Williams, Whose Antics Never Hid The Tenderness Beneath
As the entertainment world mourns the loss of comedian and actor Robin Williams, NPR film critic Bob Mondello offers an appreciation.
How Campus Sexual Assaults Came To Command New Attention
In just a few years, the issue has gone from mostly whispers to receiving the attention of the White House. Now, colleges throughout the country are trying to increase awareness about the issue.
Robin Williams: In Looking For Laughs, 'You Have To Be Deeply Honest'
The comedian and actor died Monday at age 63. In 2006, Williams spoke with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about improvising, his training and how people expected him to act crazy.
In A Funny New Novel, A Weary Professor Writes To 'Dear Committee Members'
Julie Schumacher's anti-hero pens recommendations for junior colleagues, lackluster students and former lovers. The novel deftly mixes comedy with social criticism and righteous outrage.
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