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Jeremy Marchant
Remaking my voice
When film critic Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw to cancer, he lost the ability to eat and speak. But he did not lose his voice.  In an extraordinary and often moving presentation (especially at the end), Roger Ebert, with his wife, Chaz, and friends, describes what happened next.  [19:26]
Quotations of the day

So in a voice, so in a shapeless flame
Angels affect us oft, and worshipp’d be.

John Donne (1572-1631), English poet
The real problem in speech is not precise language.  The problem is clear language.
Richard Feynman (1918-1988), American theoretical physicist
In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784),  English lexicographer and writer
Just the voice
Suzanne Vega sings her song, Tom’s diner, almost without accompaniment.  [2:06]
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The secret life of women
Lion Goodman [wellnamed?] discovers the key to understanding how women communicate and how men can learn to speak their language.
The voice
In this BBC Radio4 programme, Aleks Krotoski asks if the digital world is robbing us of our voices. When we'd rather text or message than speak to someone, are we still listening? We're in a golden age of creating and sharing pictures, video and text, but what about the spoken word?  [c30 mins]
Not having answers is the answer
“I have come to the realization that my desire, my need, to have the answer…to be right, has prohibited me in understanding and accepting the truth of the moment in front me”, says Sean Hubbard in this article
Go full moon walking
Make a journey by moonlight, and listen to the voices of the land, as it comes alive with the yelps and rustlings of nocturnal creatures
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