Daily Topics - Wednesday October 1st, 2014

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Be sure to check out our new videos: CARBON & LAST HOURS
- both narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio

Hour One: Time to stop letting these guys scare the crap out of us...

Hour Two: What to do about religious extremists? CJ Werleman

Hour Three: Is America prepared for Ebola? Dr. Arthur Caplan, NYU Langone Medical Center

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mathboy 7 years 17 weeks ago
#1

There's no /th/ sound in "apartheid". Just like "pothole", it's a compound: apart+heid. German has virtually the same suffix, -heit, which translates as -ness. If you go back far enough in the evolution of Indo-European languages, I think it might be a cognate of -ity, which German has borrowed directly from Latin as -ität.

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mathboy 7 years 17 weeks ago
#2

I think Laura Clawson's article on the Daily Kos was linked in yesterday's TH newsletter, despite not being elaborated on during yesterday's show. I always enjoy her articles (or diaries, as they call them at DK).

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