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Pittsfield, Massachusetts has unveiled a new additional compensation scheme for bilingual employees.

  In our Ideas Matter segment we take time just about every week to check in with the state humanities councils in our 7-state region.

Today we're speaking with Tatyana Kleyn whose new film, Una Vida, Dos Paises [One Life, Two Countries] explores some of the stories of those living between two countries, cultures, languages and education systems.

Tatyana Kleyn is a documentary filmmaker, a professor of bilingual education at the City College of New York, and one of the New York Council for the Humanities Public Scholars.

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MONTICELLO – The Sullivan County Board of Elections and the State Attorney General’s Office have finalized an agreement for the board to provide Spanish language materials and access on and before Election Day.

The board began offering the bilingual services last August and had Spanish language ballots available for those voters in need of them last November.

Republican Elections Commissioner Rodney Gaebel said on Wednesday the county must, among other things, provide Spanish speaking poll watchers on Election Day.