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The Bus Stop

April 30, 2010

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Another great Radiolab podcast. It’s not one of their hour-long shows; this one is just under 15 minutes and is well worth listening to.  It hits close to home for me because my recent trip to Hong Kong was partially to visit my grandfather, who now lives in an old folk’s home.  His memory is almost gone now, though he has good days and bad days.  He acts like a quiet child, and is very fond of eating.  At night, they have to tie him up because he often gets up to steal food from the kitchen, and his balance is not well, so he could easily fall.

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Download and listen to at least the first four minutes of this mp3 from the RadioLab podcast (or listen to it directly on their page). It is a segment that illustrates the musicality of language in a most remarkable way. The rest of the program is interesting too, especially the Musical DNA segment.

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