Fifty to ninety percent of the world's languages are predicted to disappear in the next century. And because language is the DNA of culture, a lost language is a lost culture. Today, a look at efforts to save endangered languages before they go extinct.
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.
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."
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 LP, "The Courage of Others."
The US will pull troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, leaving behind an enemy they've fought for more than a decade. This week, we explore Afghanistan's Taliban insurgency and find out what motivates them.
In 2008, journalist Anand Gopal travelled to Afghanistan to speak with civilians, warlords and Taliban fighters about the US-led war in the country. In his book, "No Good Men Among the Living," he argues the distinction between America's allies and enemies in the country isn't always clear.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Pir Zubair Shah risked his life to report from Waziristan -- a Taliban stronghold in northwest Pakistan -- where he was detained by both the Taliban and government forces. He spoke to Jim Fleming about the dangers of reporting from that region of Pakistan.
In 2003, Craig Mullaney led an infantry rifle platoon along the hostile border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. He recounts the experience in his memoir, "The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education."
What compels someone to commit acts of terror? Anthropologist Scott Atran has spent a decade talking with jailed suicide bombers and jihadist leaders. He says they're motivated by core human values: brotherhood, loyalty and the dream of a better world.