Science and Speech

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The earth as a burning egg (azrainman/flickr)

Naomi Oreskes reveals how a small but powerful group of scientists has managed to obscure the truth about issues from the dangers of smoking to the causes of climate change. And we’ll hear about the origins of the New York accent and how the accent is changing.

Merchants of Doubt

Naomi Oreskes  discusses the small yet potent subset of the scientific community that leads the world in vehement denial of public health dangers such as DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming.


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New York Accents

We’ll take a look at accents unique to the New York metro area, and explore how they developed and why some of them may be changing or disappearing altogether with Kara Becker, assistant professor of linguistics at Reed College. Plus, we’ll take your calls.

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