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It’s About Language

Podcast

Episode 32 – The Language and Culture of Living Well: A Conversation with Cristina DiGiacomo It's About Language, with Norah Jones

In Episode 33, Cristina DiGiacomo, a professional philosopher, joins Norah Jones of It's About Language to chart a pathway to understand the everyday use – and need – for philosophy in our lives.
  1. Episode 32 – The Language and Culture of Living Well: A Conversation with Cristina DiGiacomo
  2. Episode 31 Inclusive Storytelling Begins with Listening: A Conversation with Ashwini Prasad
  3. Episode 30 – The Language of Leadership: A Conversation with Bob Pizzini
  4. Episode 29 – Words Reveal and Conceal: A Conversation with Dan Goodwin
  5. Episode 28 – Exploring and Questioning Bias: A Conversation with Arthur Padilla

Insights

Passports to Understanding

Sharing this small meditative gem from Maya Angelou on the power of exposure to languages and cultures, so critical for our times.

Words Matter

It is critical that we reflect right now in our country’s life on the role and power of language and words on the behavior and beliefs of individuals and groups.

Language and Music

How much seasonal music have you heard, and how many season’s greetings have come your way? We’ll finish the year linking language and music!


Language grows out of life, out of its needs and experiences…Language and knowledge are indissolubly connected; they are interdependent.

Annie Sullivan, U.S. teacher of the Deaf, 1886-1936