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Huell Howser, A Favorite Public TV Personality, Dies At 67

Huell Howser, a fixture of public television in California, has died at 67. Howser hosted the popular public TV program California's Gold, which celebrated the state's unique stories and people. The Tennessee native charmed audiences with his folksy enthusiasm for finding rich stories in the everyday.
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Sandwich Monday: Steak And Kidney Pie

For this week's Sandwich Monday, Peter heads to London, where they call sandwiches "sarnies," according to Wikipedia. He and his adventurous family attempt to eat the classic British staple "steak and kidney pie," so you don't have to.
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You're Invited: Verdi's 200th Birthday Celebration

London's Royal Opera house is holding a live-streaming event to celebrate the Italian opera master's 200th birthday. They're also asking people worldwide to record their own versions of the chorus "Va Pensiero" from the opera Nabucco. Tell Me More's staff performs their own version and asks listeners to contribute.
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Russell Peters, 'Notorious' And Unapologetic

The Indian-Canadian comedian is known for mimicking accents and poking fun at race, culture and class. He's performed for audiences worldwide. All that after being bullied as the brown kid in a mostly white neighborhood. Peters talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about his personal life and his new world tour called 'Notorious.'
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Mapping A History Of The World, And Our Place In It

On the Map author Simon Garfield speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about the history of maps, how they can be used as political tools, and how GPS and modern mapping applications are changing the way we see ourselves and our place in the world.
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Re-Creating The 'Lost Carving' Of An English Genius

David Esterly's life was changed in the 1970s when he came across wood carvings done by Grinling Gibbons more than 300 years earlier. Esterly became a wood carver, and even re-created one of Gibbons' pieces that was destroyed in a fire.
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Starbucks Joins Designer Trend With Rodarte Collaboration

The coffee giant recently partnered with the Rodarte fashion house to offer a holiday collection. It's the latest example of high-end designers teaming up with mass-market retailers to make money while showing their work to a broader audience.
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A Different Detroit, As A Native Tells It

Author Mark Binelli knows it isn't all great, but he still claims Detroit City Is the Place to Be. His book takes readers from decay to possibility in a new look at a city we thought we already knew so much about.
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The Movie Alan Cumming Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actor Alan Cumming could watch Christopher Guest's comedy Waiting for Guffman a million times. "I feel like I could go on and on and on even about the DVD extras," he says.

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