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Meaningful Words

How President Ronald Reagan learned the valuable Russian proverb, 'Trust, but verify.'

We hear from the historian who taught US President Ronald Reagan the Russian proverb, “Trust, but verify,” and about the role it played in helping to end the Cold War. Also on the program, why Russians can’t give a simple response to the question, “How are you?” How China’s “Green Fence” is cleaning up America’s dirty recycling. We meet the New York man who’s searching for the perfect pizza box. Europeans respond to a controversial American luxury car advertisement that mocks their work ethic. And, we explore Crimea’s rich cultural and historic beauty.

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Sun 16 Mar 2014 15:32GMT


  • Trust, but Verify

    The historian who taught President Ronald Reagan a valuable Russian proverb

    Duration: 05:35

  • How are You?

    Russians and Americans differ on how to answer a common question

    Duration: 04:51

  • China Recycling

    A new recycling policy in China gets Americans to clean up their trash

    Duration: 04:12

  • Pizza Boxes

    A New York man seeks the perfect pizza box

    Duration: 03:00

  • Cadillac Commercial

    An American advertisement mocking Europeans’ work ethic

    Duration: 03:07

  • Crimea Culture

    A discussion of Crimea’s cultural riches

    Duration: 04:51


  • Sat 15 Mar 2014 04:32GMT
  • Sun 16 Mar 2014 01:32GMT
  • Sun 16 Mar 2014 15:32GMT

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