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How do you say "globalization" in Wolof? Conference in Seattle focuses on translation

Washington state depends on exports – but the world’s many languages can be a barrier. Executives from 31 countries are gathering in Seattle this week to talk about translating everything from instruction manuals to smartphone apps.

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In July 2017, Ashley Gross became KNKX's youth and education reporter after years of covering the business and labor beat. She joined the station in May 2012 and previously worked five years at WBEZ in Chicago, where she reported on business and the economy. Her work telling the human side of the mortgage crisis garnered awards from the Illinois Associated Press and the Chicago Headline Club. She's also reported for the Alaska Public Radio Network in Anchorage and for Bloomberg News in San Francisco.