Melissa Clark's Guide to Springtime Farmers Markets, the Evolution of the English Language

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Vendors offer organically grown produce at the Union Square farmers market April 16, 2005 in New York City.

Melissa Clark talks about some early season favorites, plus recipes and tips on how to be a smart farmers market shopper! Author Nathaniel Philbrick explores the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold during the middle years of the Revolution. A new documentary, "The Return," looks at mass incarceration in California and the state's efforts to amend the "three strikes" law. Today's Please Explain is all about the English language, how it's evolved over centuries and across cultures, and how it will continue to change.