New EPA Rules For Power Plants, Regional English, Thinking Mathmatically

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Math touches every part of our lives. Veronica Rueckert and Rob Ferrett will find out how to to improve your life with math, no matter what your comfort level. They’ll also find out what the Dictionary of American Regional English is doing to update for a new generation, and look at what new EPA rules mean for coal-powered plants in Wisconsin

Featured in this Show

  • What Will New EPA Rules Mean For WI Coal Plants?

    The EPA announced new regulations today to cut power plants’ carbon emissions by 30 percent by the year 2030. What does it mean for Wisconsin where coal generates more than half of the state’s electricity?

  • Dictionary Of American Regional English Gets Reboot

    In 1965, University of Wisconsin students and researchers set out in “word wagons” to record the ways Americans spoke in various parts of the country. Now, nearly 50 years later, they’re tracing how language use has changed, substituting computers and online survey methods for those original wagons… all to update the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE).

  • How Not To Be Wrong (Thanks To Math!)

    If you fear math and think it doesn’t affect your life … think again. A mathematician makes the case that math touches every part of our lives, and that a little mathematical thinking will help us to not be wrong.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • Chuck Quirmbach Guest
  • Joan Houston Hall Guest
  • Jordan Ellenberg Guest