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Mastering Midwestern Speech, And A Fable By Ralph Nader

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Do you drink pop ... or soda? Do you wash something or "warsh" it? Those answers depend on where you grew up. Today, we learn How to Speak Midwesternand discover why the Heartland dialect is so different from our Illinois and Minnesota neighbors. Then, consumer advocate Ralph Nader shares an important message in his latest book, Animal Envy, a fable akin to Charlotte's Web and Animal Farm.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.