Latest Stories Tagged: language

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today is Day of the Dead, and it's a big holiday in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, the answer to today's Geo Quiz. Shannon Young sent us this audio postcard from Oaxaca City.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax made an impressive career out of recording folk music all over the world; But few people heard the recordings that Lomax made in Haiti in the 1930's. This month they'll be released to the public for the first time. Ruxandra Guidi has the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Eers one helluva Merlot!

Not sure if long legs are a good thing in a glass of wine? Well, a supermarket chain in Britain wants to make it easier for customers unfamiliar with wine speak. Spar is experimenting with wine labels written in local slang.

Lifestyle & Belief

Israel's American weatherman

One of Israel's most popular weathermen retired last month after delivering weather updates on Hebrew-language radio for 39 years. Israelis loved listening to Robert Olinsky for his thick American accent. Daniel Estrin has the story.

Global Politics

Ukraine's language

Ukraine became independent from the Soviet Union 18 years ago. One of the first moves Ukrainian nationalists took was to make Ukrainian the official state language. But as Brigid McCarthy reports, Russian remains the language of choice.