Trade competition with China, English language oddities

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President Joe Biden visited Superior to tout his $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law
President Joe Biden visited Superior, Wis. March 2, 2022, to tout his $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law with plans to begin fixing 65,000 miles of highway and 1,500 bridges this year. Robin Washington/WPR

President Biden announced the framework for a new trade partnership with a dozen Asian countries during a recent trip abroad. We look at what’s known about the deal and where the U.S. trade relationship with China stands. We also talk with the author of a new book on the quirks and oddities of the English language.

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    We talk about the launch of a new Pacific trade framework, and look at how it could affect U.S. trade and relations with China.

  • Why does the English language have so many exceptions to its own rules?

    For every spelling or pronunciation rule in the English language, there seems to be an exception. A linguist talks with us about her new book exploring the oddities of English and where they come from.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Kristin Vekasi Guest
  • Arika Okrent Guest

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