Wisconsin Elections, English Words On Loan, Human Transformation Of Earth

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Humans have had a profound impact on the world’s land…but has it been good or bad? Rob Ferrett and Veronica Rueckert discuss how humans have transformed the planet, and what the future holds. They’ll also talk about the influence of languages from around the world on English, and the forgein words that we’ve made our own. Plus, a new report says Wisconsin was one of the best run states for elections in 2012 – they’ll talk to Wisconsin’s election chief about what the state did well, and what areas still need improvement.

Featured in this Show

  • Report: Wisconsin One Of The Best States For Running Elections

    In 2012, Wisconsin was one of the best run states for elections in the country, according to a new report. Wisconsin’s election chief talks about what the state did right, and where there are still areas for improvement.

  • The English Language's Debt To Foreign Words

    From Latin and Greek to Spanish and Japanese, the English language has been borrowing foreign words for centuries. A language expert highlights the diverse sources of everyday words.

  • The Future Of Humans' Transformation Of The Planet

    As Earth Day approaches two environmental scientists discuss how humans have affected land use around the planet. Have the effects been all bad? What will they look like in the future?

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Kevin Kennedy Guest
  • Philip Durkin Guest
  • Erle Ellis Guest
  • Paul Robbins Guest

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