Losing the Language of 'Us'

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but love shouldn’t be sequestered to one measly day. This week, The World in Words explores the intersection of language and love from Danish love songs to the five love languages to one woman's love, loss and language.


Global Politics

Convention coverage in Pashto

Lisa Mullins speaks with Nafees Takar, who is covering the GOP convention for "Radio Dee-wa." That's a Pashto-language service of the Voice of America. It's heard in parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Scotland's Isle of Skye. That's where the new all-Gaelic television channel, BBC Alba is being launched tonight. We speak with musician and broadcaster Mary Ann Kennedy, who is hosting a live show from the Isle of Skye tonight to kick off the new channel.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit - Spanglish

When Spanish collides with English, the result is Spanglish. It's a language that comedian Bill Santiago knows well. So much so that he's written a book called "Pardon My Spanglish." Anchor Marco Werman speaks with him.


Geo quiz and answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is located on the north coast of New Guinea. Jayapura is the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua. Anchor Marco Werman hears from journalist Danna Harman, who recently returned from a trek deep into Papua's rainforests.