Bradley Campbell goes home to Dallas, Oregon, to find out why his Honduran-born father decided to “kill” Spanish a couple of years before Bradley was born.
00:25 “Does your dad speak another language?”
01:30 US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro’s relationship with the Spanish language.
2:00 Bradley Campbell’s dad “killed” Spanish
4:50 The first time Bradley’s dad was called a beaner.
5:30 1923, the year Hortensia Maria was born.
7:20 Dad and Uncle George always spoke English to each other.
8:30 A restaurant stop in Colorado.
10:20 Some background on Bradley’s hometown, Dallas, Oregon.
12:05 Dad doesn’t feel like he’s fluent in Spanish.
13:40 Spanglish rears its head.
14:15 In the US military Dad meets a guy from Mexico.
15:25 Bradley still holds a grudge.
17:00 Spanish springs back to life.
18:02 A phone call to Abuelita.
19:52 Bradley tells Nina and Patrick about his visiting his Dad’s home in Chile.
22:23 The person delivering this week’s credit for the National Endowment for the Humanities is a pretty well-known guy. Recognize the voice? Let us know at Facebook or Twitter.
MUSIC HEARD IN THIS EPISODE
“Dramamine” by Podington Bear
“The Dead of Winter” by Will Bangs
“I’m So Glad That You Exist” by Will Bangs
“Alguien” by Cucu Diamantes
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