As we kicked off our weeklong language series, we asked you what questions you've got on the subject. You responded. Now, we have some answers.
For his 9-year-old daughter Cassandra and son Philip, Erik Anderlind sees language as "a gateway to learning a culture better."
"What automatic translation does for us as humans is really open doors," says one computer scientist with Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Shannon Kennedy and Steve Kaufmann, who each speak more than a half dozen languages.
All this week, we're talking about language. We want to know: What questions do you have on the subject?
"I think Americans have a mindset that, as a country, we're not good at languages," says the executive director of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Trap shooting teams gradually fell out of favor in New York's North Country amid the push for stricter gun laws. But now, the sport is coming back.
A librarian in Oakland, California, has created a guide to children's books about law enforcement.
Evergreen State's Tacoma Program stands out among other programs that cater to students returning for their bachelor's degree.
A group of Massachusetts 11th-graders spent the school year collecting documents and artifacts, including an early 20th century precursor of a hearing aid.
Michael Ford has started free architecture camps that teach disadvantaged kids about design and urban planning through the lens of hip-hop.
Some parents say vouchers provide more choice for better schools for their children, but public school advocates say they take taxpayer money away from already-tight resources.
During the Cold War, a Pentagon program kept military planes in the air 24/7 to deter a Soviet attack. But the planes kept having accidents.
College counselor Lisa Micele says putting all your efforts into name-brand schools may not be the best approach.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with the school's dean of admissions about why it made the move, and whether other top-tier universities might do the same.
Crimson Education uses an algorithm like eHarmony's to match students with mentors to help them prepare for the application process.
Over the past 10 years, gun owners and public health experts in the state have come together to work on a prevention campaign.
In Iowa, there's a conversation going on about whether to raise the degree requirements for morticians for the first time in 60 years.
Asian-American students are at the center of two high-profile lawsuits against affirmative action at two universities.
In February, we spoke with John LaDue of Minnesota, one of dozens of thwarted school attackers. John's father, David LaDue, shares all he's learned from the experience.