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California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley Wineries

It's still too early to tell just how much the magnitude-6.0 quake will cost the region, but it comes after a drought had already made things difficult for wineries.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 25

You can see work by local artists or check out an exhibit that documents life in a small West African village.

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Mystery Writer Finds Istanbul's Byzantine Past Hiding In Plain Sight

In The Sultan of Byzantium, Turkish author Selcuk Altun takes his hero into forgotten corners of the city, where once-majestic monuments go unnoticed amid the bustle of daily life.
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Emmy Awards To Be Handed In Los Angeles

Matthew McConaughey or Brian Cranston? Orange Is the New Black or Modern Family? The questions about which actors and shows will emerge at the top of the TV industry get answered Monday night.
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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.
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Viewer Beware: Watching Reality TV Can Impact Real-Life Behavior

A new study finds that reality television shows like Jersey Shore and Real Housewives can make some viewers more aggressive in real life.
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A Growing Backlash Against 'Amish Exploitation' In Pennsylvania

Locals in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — where the Amish community plays a big part in agriculture and tourism — are speaking out against reality TV shows like Breaking Amish and Amish Mafia.
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In A Foster Home, Two Boys Become 'Kinda Like Brothers'

Before Coe Booth was a writer, she was a caseworker, often tasked with placing kids with foster families. Her latest novel for middle-grade readers looks at two young members of a foster family.
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The Emmys Grapple With New Formats And A Move To Monday

The Emmy Awards will be handed out on Monday night. NPR's Linda Wertheimer gets a preview of the shows and stars to watch.
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Louise Penny Builds A Magical Ensemble In 'The Long Way Home'

Chief Inspector Gamache is back in Louise Penny's latest novel, The Long Way Home. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Penny about the tenth book in the Gamache mystery series.

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