This month on Spotlight Audio: Kentucky, climate change, regional varieties of English, the NSA and more.
The Southern US
Varieties of English
Have you ever wondered where the names of US states come from? Mike Pilewski has the answer.
"Why is a church building apartments?" Mike Pilewski looks at the Mormon church's plan to change downtown Philadelphia.
Imagine that the basic needs of everyone on Earth were taken care of. What would society be like? Mike Pilewski looks at American futurist Jacque Fresco and his work on The Venus Project.
"How do you explain all of science?" Mike Pilewski describes two versions of the TV series Cosmos which do exactly that.
"The wars have ended, but the costs keep rising": As Owen Connors explains, the Department of Veterans' Affairs is the second most expensive part of the US government.
"What will America and the West do for Ukraine?" Mike Pilewski looks at the options.
Can hoarding (Messie-Syndrom) be a useful thing? asks Mike Pilewski.
In the podcast for 27 February 2014, a young German woman talks about her experiences in the United States. Nele Falldorf spent a year working as an au pair.
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