Mario Barona

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8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today

Someone I know tells a story about a very senior academic giving a speech. Students shouldn't worry too much, she says, if their plans "go oar-y" after graduation. Confused glances are exchanged across the hall. Slowly the penny drops: the professor has been pronouncing "awry" wrong all through her …

A Rare Dialect Spoken in Alaska

We're taking you up to Alaska for Tuesday's Geo Quiz.<p>Alaska has been one of our 50 states since 1959.<p>But before that, other nations had claims on the territory.<p>Spain was one.<p>You can hear some Spanish influence in some of Alaska's place names today.<p>But it was a different nation that had a larger …

Study Points to 10 Key Nutrition Interventions that Could Save the Lives of Children

A new study in the journal The Lancet outlines 10 key nutrition interventions that could save the lives of almost a million children a year.<p>These interventions include giving vitamin A and zinc supplements to toddlers, and offering calcium to pregnant women.<p>Host Marco Werman speaks with the study's …