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In this hour, David Harrison travels to some of the most remote places in the world, documenting endangered languages. He tells us about the language warriors: the last speakers of ancestral languages. Many of them are trying to preserve and revive their native tongues.

Next, journalist Danna Harman takes us to the epicenter of the rebirth of a dying language: the Yung Yiddish library in Tel Aviv. This story is part of a collaboration between TTBOOK and the Hebrew-language radio show Israel Story.

Then, Alena Graedon's debut novel is an intellectual thriller set in the near future. Print is dead, words have been monetized, and a "word flu" is running rampant. The book is called The Word Exchange.

After that, welcome to a new regular feature: PlayList: Artists' Soundtracks. Today, celebrated Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard shares the music he listened to while writing My Struggle: Midlake's album The Courage of Others.

Finally, Mark Jacobson and his daughter, Rae, reminisce about the family's 90-day trip around the world, which included stops at India's famous Burning Ghats, and Cambodia's Genocide Museum. [Broadcast Date: June 25, 2014]

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