Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier

fiddleVisit this site to explore traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia.

You will find:

Five Friends: Vote

Debra Bures just posted this and I’d like to share it with you! – Mary

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A Few Interesting Podcasts….

Here are a few interesting podcasts that I’ve listened to this week:

Follow up interview with Debbie Schwarzer- CA

In February 2008, The California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Three issued a ruling concerning the In re Rachel L. case and stated that California homeschool parents needed to be a credentialed teacher to legally homeschool their children. The court later vacated that ruling on March 25th and agreed to a rehearing that took place in June. This week CA homeschoolers were elated with the latest court ruling from the court that recognizes homeschooling as a species of private schools.

Since February, Debbie Schwarzer, CA homeschool Mom and legal co-chair of HSC has been involved in this situation every step of the way. She has spoken to me a few times about the situation and it was my pleasure to catch up with her again so we could hear her perspective on the latest court ruling.

You can listen to our interview here:

How not to do an American accent

This BBC video and accompanying article offer wonderful insight into how others learn to speak with an American accent.

How not to do an American accent

Natalie Criss of P.E.A.K. – Podcast Interview

I recently learned that Parent Educators and Kids (PEAK) is hosting a fun-filled retreat July 25 and 26th in Mississippi. When I saw that the contact for the event was P.E.A.K.’s founder, Natalie Criss, I got a hold of her to see if she would tell us more about the event.

In addition to helping coordinate great events for P.E.A.K., Natalie lives with her husband and two daughters near Jackson, Mississippi where they have been homeschooling for several years.

You can listen to our interview and enjoy Natalie’s inside glimpse of their upcoming event here. [display_podcast]

Thanks again, Natalie, it was great talking to you! – Mary

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California Update – Interview with Debbie Schwarzer

On June 23, 2008, the California Court of Appeals held their rehearing in regards to In re Rachel L.

Debbie Schwarzer, homeschool Mom, HSC Legal Co-Chair and Attorney attended the hearing and she spoke to me earlier this week to bring us up to date.

You can hear the interview here:[display_podcast]

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California – June 2008 Interview with Debbie Schwarzer

On February 29th, a headline from World Net Daily read: Judge orders homeschoolers into government education. The article was in response to a case that involved alleged abuse and the court document In re Rachel L that the appellate court had published the day before. Although they were ruling on this one case, the ruling declared that California homeschoolers needed to be ‘certified teachers’ to legally homeschool. California homeschoolers acknowledged that the ruling could potentially affect homeschooling in their state, but they asked everyone to remain calm. At that time, Debbie Schwarzer, homeschool Mom, attorney and HSC Legal Team Co-chair spoke to me in an interview that I did for Home Education Magazine to explain why California homeschoolers were remaining calm.

On March 25th, the ruling was vacated and the California Court of Appeal granted a rehearing, scheduled for June 23, 2008.

Debbie Schwarzer will be at the rehearing and she spoke to me by phone again to bring us up to date. You can listen to our interview by clicking on this button below: [display_podcast].