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Wednesday, November 14th

Wednesday, November 14th



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Marie Osmond moves on to the Final Four on Dancing With the Stars! Wahoo!!!!

Now - on to the serious news. Grant had an interesting story from the LA Times about how to save 20% on your energy bills without swapping out a single appliance or cutting back how much you use all the machines in your house. How? Easy: unplug stuff you're not using. Then we got a text message from a listener who said, "Amanda - just put all your electronics on a power strip and flip the switch!" Our listeners are so smart.

And it's apparently becoming more popular to speak another language. A new study finds enrollment in foreign language courses is booming on American college campuses, with the study of Arabic more than doubling from 2002 to 2006. The Modern Language Association of America reports that enrollment has grown nearly 13 percent over the four years. Spanish remains by far the most popular subject, with more than 823,000 students enrolled. That's up more than 10 percent since 2002 and nearly four times higher than the number-two language, French.

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