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822: The Words to Say It

822: The Words to Say It

Update: 2024-01-2813
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What it means to have words—and to lose them.

  • Prologue: Sometimes we don’t want to say what’s going on because putting it into words would make it real. At other times, words don’t seem to capture the weight of what we want to say. Susanna Fogel talks about her friend Margaret Riley, who died earlier this week. (6 minutes)
  • Act One: The story of a woman from Gaza City who ran out of words. Seventy-two days into the war, Youmna stopped talking. (27 minutes)
  • Act Two: For years there was a word that Val’s mother did not want to use. Val sets out to figure out why. (22 minutes)

Transcripts are available at thisamericanlife.org

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King Geedorah

Black voters interviewed on MSNBC: "With Trump we had money. With Biden, we're broke"

Feb 3rd
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King Geedorah

Kamala Harris says "the solutions are at hand" to the border crisis. Joe Biden created this crisis with 94 executive actions in his first 100 days. He could solve this crisis with the stroke of a pen, but he refuses to. Don't let these demons gaslight you - the only solution is to vote them out and never let them back in.

Feb 3rd
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822: The Words to Say It

822: The Words to Say It

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