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Americas Now

AMERICAS NOW

Saving a Language

"Saving a Language" In the lead story: Harris Whitbeck goes to Chile to explore a unique program to revive the spoken word. Whitbeck meets a 25-year-old Chilean musician trying to keep the culture of a tribe alive by saving its language. Linguists estimate there are some 7,000 different languages still spoken in the world today. A concerted effort is underway to save those that are endangered.Next: Gerry Hadden in Portugal explores the origins of the cavaquinho, a tiny guitar; a musical instrument...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #109

Sunday, August 19 at 10:30 am on 12.2


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