Anchor Werman meets with homeland security expert Juliette Kayyem on location in downtown Boston with the latest on the bombing investigation. Werman also talks with longtime foreign correspondent Dina Kraft.
The US Army is reviving a program that offers immigrants with certain language skills a fast track to US citizenship. Many of the slots, including all those for Korean speakers, have already been filled.
Immigrant communities on the eastern seaboard are among those bearing the brunt of Hurricane Sandy. Konstantin Dubyago tells host Lisa Mullins how his neighborhood's large Russian community is coping in the storm's aftermath.
In official China, Mandarin is favored over all other dialects. That has had a knock-on effect here in the US, where Cantonese used to be the dominant Chinese language. Reporter Nina Porzucki reports from New York on how Cantonese is faring.
Many people learned their first foreign words from their grandmothers. Marco Werman learned a Dutch curse. Nina Porzucki learned a Yiddish word that speaks to a certain Jewish mindset. Poet Marilyn Chin learned insults, puns and tongue twisters.
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