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Jun 18, 2021
We're Off For Juneteenth
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Hey, Nerd! NPR takes Juneteenth off. We'll be back
with a special episode from NPR's
Where We Come From
series. It focuses on
relationship to her heritage language and journey to learn Mandarin as an adult.
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