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An Estival Festival of Summer (minicasts)

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This week we kick off our 2008 summer minicasts, offered only online, with two downloads. It’s what we’re calling an estival festival.

We hear a lot about political candidates these days. But did you ever stop to think about where the word candidate comes from? Martha says it goes back to an ancient Roman fashion statement. She also explains the etymology of the term for what drives so many candidates: ambition.

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Listen to Martha’s shiny, bright explanation of candidate:

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