Caitlin Alifirenka of Pennsylvania and Martin Ganda of Zimbabwe became best friends – and better people – through their exchange.
When there is an upward inflection at the end of a sentence, as if it were a question, that’s called uptalk or upspeak. It’s often referred to as talking like a “valley girls.”
But a new study presented at the Acoustical Society of America by researcher Amanda Ritchart has found that uptalk in Southern California has spread to young men.
Carey Goldberg, co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog, joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson and Robin Young to talk about uptalk?
Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.