- The year in medicine
Midmorning looks back at the medical stories that got a lot of coverage in 2011, and some that didn't.9:06 a.m.
David Newman, MD: Associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is the author of "Hippocrates' Shadow: Secrets from the House of Medicine."
Brent Asplin: President of Fairview Medical Group. He was formerly chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic.
- The year in words
Each year, the American Dialect Society chooses a word of the year. Lexicographers Grant Barrett and Ben Zimmer join us to discuss the year in words. Based on the American Dialect Society's criteria what words were demonstrably new or newly popular in 2011?10:06 a.m.
Grant Barrett: cohost of the national radio show A Way with Words, a dictionary editor specializing in slang and new words, and an officer of the American Dialect Society.
Ben Zimmer: linguist, lexicographer, language columnist, and all-around word nut. He is the executive producer of Visual Thesaurus and Vocabulary.com, and he is the former On Language columnist for The New York Times Magazine. He has worked as editor for American dictionaries at Oxford University Press and as a consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary.
- The language corner
Merrill Perlman, professor, writer and former copy editor, has a passion for language. She joins us to discuss her obsession with getting it right, her work as a copy editor and her observations of our evolving language.10:45 a.m.
Merrill Perlman: a consultant who works with news organizations, private companies and journalism organizations, specializing in editing and the English language. She spent 25 years at The New York Times in jobs ranging from copy editor to director of copy desks, in charge of all 150-plus copy editors at The Times. Her blog, The Language Corner, is featured on the Columbia Journalism Review website.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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