Buzz(word)ing in the new year Every year has its buzz words, and 2008 was no different. Midmorning word guru Anatoly Liberman takes a look at some of this year's buzz words, and the effort to reform English spelling. And as always, he'll answer listener questions about words and word origins.9:06 a.m.
Anatoly Liberman: professor in the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota. His new book, "an Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology," came out in March.
Sex and the single-celled animal Evolutionary biologist Olivia Judson is passionate about the mating habits of living things, from lions to the tiniest insects. She has written an entertaining compendium of those habits, with a serious purpose.10:06 a.m.
Olivia Judson: Author of "Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice for All Creation." She also writes a weekly online column for The New York Times called The Wild Side.