Friday, July 22, 2011

A Podcast Playlist for 22 July 2011

The Economist
Abhijit Banerjee on poverty
The professor of economics at MIT shares his radical ideas for fighting global poverty
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KQED's Forum
Egypt Update
It's been six months since protesters took to the streets in Egypt's Arab Spring. Although the country is considered a model for other nations in the region, a new wave of protests has erupted -- and the success of the revolution is in question.
(review, feed)

WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show
Who or Whom?
Today Patricia T. O'Conner was on the Lopate Show to talk about language and grammar and to answer listener questions on the topic, and Natalie from Westchester called to shared a trick she uses to figure out when to use "who" and when to use "whom" in a sentence. She explained: If you would answer the question with "he" or "she," you should ask the question with "who." And if you would answer with "him" or "her," you should ask the question with "whom." Which means "Whom does this shirt belong to?" is correct because the answer would be "It belongs to him (or her)." You would ask "Who is going uptown on the A train?" because the answer is "She (or he) is going uptown on the A train." Knowing the difference between who and whom confuses many people, and this is the simplest trick for figuring it out that I've ever come across. Thanks, Natalie from Westchester!
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ITV Tour de France Podcast
ITV TDF Stage 18 2011
One of the great stages in the Tour's history saw Andy Schleck ride away from the peloton and up the Col du Galibier to win Stage 18 and close to within 15 seconds of the yellow jersey
(review, feed)
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