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Lisa Barry

This week’s Art & Soul is the Art of Well Being.  Good communication creates better relationships, and, whether it’s business or personal, good relationships help our sense of well being.

89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks to public speaker and author Michael Angelo Caruso about communicating and connecting with others.


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How big of a role does texting play in your life?

I talked with Anne Curzan, a professor of English language and literature, linguistics, and education from the University of Michigan about how it's changing the way we write and communicate.

Curzan says texting has become "the wild west of the written language," and she sees it as another genre of writing.

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You see it or experience it more and more: cell phones at the dinner table.


Texting While Driving On the Rise In Michigan

Mar 5, 2014
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 A poll reports a doubling in the percentage of Michigan drivers who acknowledge they text or use email while behind the wheel since the previous survey two years earlier.