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The Power of Words

Dr. Stollznow

Certain words and phrases are obviously offensive, but even some of our every day words and phrases veil racism, sexism and ageism. On The Point, we talk about why words take on and shed meaning, and what the evolution of language can tell us about our culture and society over time. Our guest is Karen Stollznow, Australian- American Linguist, Researcher and author. Her most recent book is On The Offensive, Prejudice in Language Past and Present.

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Mindy Todd is the host and producer of <i>The Point</i> on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 40 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.