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Posted Friday, October 21, 2016 by WLRH News

Tonight, October 21st, you're invited to a backyard bluegrass bash to benefit an orphanage in Costa Rica with Ricky j (that's not a typo) Taylor and the Live Roots Ensemble. Ricky talked with Ginny Kennedy and Melissa Thornton who is hosting the event, about how this special project came about. The concert starts at 7 PM at the Thornton's home at 177 Mingo Rd. in Madison.

  • Students at Las Familias Del Pueblo, an after-school program in Los Angeles, practice sentence structure and language.

    Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2016 by NPR News

    In 1998, California became the first state to ban bilingual education. For nearly 20 years English-only instruction has been the norm. Proposition 58 could change that.

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