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English-Only Ordinance In Frederick; The Hero's Fight; Theater Review; Madeleine Mysko's Beach Read

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The pro’s and cons of the move in Frederick County to repeal its 3-year-old “English-only” ordinance. Some contend it sends the wrong message to immigrants, defenders argue it helps keeps Frederick from becoming a sanctuary for the undocumented.

Then – In the ‘90s Sociologist Patricia Fernandez-Kelly was studying the effects of the disappearance of industrial jobs.  She immersed herself in the lives of several families in West Baltimore, and tells us what she learned.

Plus: Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews the latest from the ‘Baltimore Playwrights Festival’ -- about a divorced middle-aged mother who joins a support group called "Single Women Actively Seeking Sex." 

And – Local novelist and poet Madeleine Mysko gives us a beach read that unfolds in a beach community in New Jersey, Stone Harbor Bound.