We Have A Language Problem

Mar 29, 2019
The Tower of Babel, depicted by Renaissance painter Pieter Breugel, figures in a Genesis story that seeks to explain why there are different languages spoken throughout the world.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder circa 1563-1565 / Public domain

Every night, I cuddle with my preschooler and I tell him he’s my prince. Not just my prince — “Mera shehaazda.”

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival
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Kari Njiiri, NEPR, spoke with saxophonist Jane Bunnett following a performance with her all-female band from Cuba, Maqueque, at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island. 

UMass defenseman Cale Makar.

The NCAA men's hockey tournament gets underway Friday. UMass and American International College both made the bracket. 

Springfield, Massachusetts, City Council President Justin Hurst, at podium, speaks at a press conference with other city councilors.
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The City Council president in Springfield, Massachusetts, is taking the Hampden County district attorney to task for his handling of an assault case involving 14 current and former Springfield police officers.

Springfield police headquarters.
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A Massachusetts grand jury has indicted 14 Springfield police officers in connection with an off-duty assault outside a city bar.