Voting Rights; Mediterranean Diet; Working From Home; Global Kitchen

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Supreme Court building. (Getty)

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a key Voting Rights Act case. Longtime Supreme Court watcher and Yale Law School lecturer, Linda Greenhouse, discusses the stakes. Plus: The New York Times' Gina Kolata on the benefits of the Mediterranean diet; "Our Global Kitchen" at the American Museum of Natural History; the Huffington Post's Lisa Belkin on Yahoo!'s ban on working from home; and more on American idioms. 

Voting Rights Revisited

Linda Greenhouse, former Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times, lecturer at Yale Law School, most recent book is The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction, discusses the stakes of the Voting Rights Act case being argued before the Supreme Court today. 

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The Changing Work-Life Balance

Lisa Belkin, Huffington Post’s senior columnist on life/work/family, talks to Brian Lehrer about the new policy at Yahoo! that you may no longer work from outside the office, and the "Lean In Initiative" launched by Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook.

Live Event: How Tech is Changing the Way Women Work

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Should You Eat Like a Greek?

Are you getting your daily nuts, olive oil, fish and sofrito? Gina Kolata, medical reporter for the New York Times, discusses a big new study touting the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

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The Natural History Museum's Global Kitchen

Eleanor Sterling, director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History, talks about the ongoing exhibition, Our Global Kitchen, and how ecological systems interact with food.

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It's Idiomatic

Christine Ammer, author of more than three dozen reference books, including The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition, gets to the heart of American English idiomatic phrases, including phrases about "the end."

One Last Idiom Challenge: Translate a favorite from another language into English. We'll post our favorites on our website!


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