Radio Times in Review: Words and Language edition

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    Guests: Ammon Shea, Philip Schultz, Merl Reagle

    Coming up on today’s show, we’re going to bring you three stories related to words and language. First, we’ll hear Marty’s conversation with English language expert, AMMON SHEA, about why he is more accepting of our ever-shifting dialect. We’ll also hear from poet PHILIP SCHULTZ, whose dyslexia didn’t prevent him from becoming an acclaimed wordsmith. Lastly, we’ll hear about the rocky history of how the crossword puzzle became so ubiquitous when we hear Marty’s interview with MERL REAGLE. The New York Times crossword author died last month.

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