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Friday, October 16, 2009

Former New York Times restaurant critic William Grimes leads us on a tour of the history of restaurants in New York. And today’s Please Explain is all about regional accents in the United States.

Appetite City

William Grimes, former restaurant critic for the New York Times, discusses the history of New York’s dining culture. His book Appetite City: A Culinary History of New York, takes us from the days of simple chophouses to the Automat to the city’s huge array of multicultural offerings of today. ...

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Please Explain: Regional Accents

You can tell a lot about someone from the way they speak. On today’s edition of Please Explain we’ll look at the different accents found around the United States and find out where they come from and why they persist. Joining us are Natalie Schilling-Estes, Associate Professor of ...

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