Coming Up On Viewpoints Show 17-44

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Stutters, Stammers, and Vocal Blunders

If you’ve had to speak in public, you know the nerves that come with public speaking. So you probably also know the pain of umming, uhhing, or misspeaking. We explore where these vocal blunders come from and what they might mean.

American Borders: How our states got their shapes

There are 48 states in the continental United States. Some of them have borders that make a lot of sense, like Illinois which is flanked by rivers. But what about Michigan, Rhode Island, and so many others? We talk to writer Mark Stein about the borders that we’ve come to take for granted.