9- America the Bilingual Podcast - Ed de La Torre doesn't speak spanish

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“Wow, it’s a good thing you’re studying Spanish,” a fellow told me the other day “because Spanish is taking over the country!” It’s easy to see why it seems so. We see Spanish signs at Walmart and Home Depot, when we fly on JetBlue, and when we dial Bank of America and hear “marque dos para espanol.” But here’s a fact you don’t hear talked about much: 25% of Latinos don’t speak Spanish--because they can’t. And that percentage is growing. The American the Bilingual podcast is part of the Lead with Languagescampaign of ACTFL?—?The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. A special thanks to the Pew Research Center for its uniquely valuable opinion polling on Hispanic trends in America. This episode was written by Steve Leveen, and producer Fernando Hernández, who also does sound design and mixing. Associate producer is Beckie Rankin. Editorial consultants are Mim Harrison and Maja Thomas. Graphic arts are created by Carlos Plaza Design Studio. Music in this episode with a Creative Commons Attribution Share a like License by (in order of appearance): Lee Rosevere - Sad Marimba Planet http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_for_Podcasts_4/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_for_Podcasts_4_-_02_Sad_Marimba_Planet Kevin MacLeod - Quasi Motion http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Global_Sampler/Quasi_Motion Francisco Penilla - Chicle bombita https://soundcloud.com/francisco-penilla/francisco-penilla-chicle-bombita Frederic Lardon feat Laura Palme http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frederic_Lardon_feat_Laura_Palme/Jazz__la_cool_pour_les_vacances_sur_la_plage_ou__la_montagne_1678/Frederic_Lardon_feat_Laura_Palme_-_Jazz__la_cool_pour_les_vacances_sur_la_plage_ou__la_montagne_-_01_Dans_la_piscine_1244 Lee Rosevere - More on that later http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_for_Podcasts_4/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_for_Podcasts_4_-_08_More_On_That_Later Lee Rosevere - Not alone http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_for_Podcasts_4/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_for_Podcasts_4_-_10_Not_Alone Komiku - De l'herbe sous les pieds http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/Its_time_for_adventure_/Komiku_-_Its_time_for_adventure_-_09_De_lherbe_sous_les_pieds Kevin MacLeod - Beach Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Global_Sampler/Beach_Party

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