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Wicked And Delicious: Devouring Roald Dahl

There's nothing scarier than having someone you love turn on you. For author D.W. Gibson, that someone was Roald Dahl, who, in addition to children's books, wrote short stories that are truly terrifying. Is there a book that haunts your dreams? Tell us about it in the comments.
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From A British King To Rock 'N' Roll: The Slippery History Of Eel Pie Island

Seeking eel pie's origins, the Kitchen Sisters find an island where the Rolling Stones used to play. The traditional British dish can only be found in a handful of London shops now, but Eel Pie Island lives on in music history.
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Looking To The 'Stars' For A Reason To Live

In Peter Heller's debut novel, The Dog Stars, a man named Hig survives a superflu that kills most of humanity. Heller, a travel and adventure writer, says that when his novel took a post-apocalyptic turn, he found himself relying on his real-life scrapes and survival skills.
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Hardcore Job Program Helps Unlikely 'Get To Work'

A new Sundance Channel series looks at the path back from long-term unemployment. The show follows a boot-camp-like job training program, STRIVE, and its clients aren't just victims of hard economic times. They come from addiction, incarceration and abuse. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with STRIVE's Rob Smith about the show Get To Work.
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Al Freeman Jr. Remembered For Soaps To Spike Lee

Actor, director, and professor Al Freeman Jr. died on Friday at the age of 78. He's best known for his portrayal of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's 1992 film, Malcolm X. But many may not know that he was the first African-American to win a Daytime Emmy Award. Guest host Jacki Lyden remembers Freeman's life and legacy.
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Up Against The Walls In Washington, D.C.

MuralsDC trains young artists to paint mural masterpieces over tired, tawdry graffiti. The paintings allow everyone to experience something beautiful — without going to a museum or gallery.
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Sleuthing Through The Shadows In Sunny Honolulu

In Victoria Kneubuhl's mysteries, dashing detectives Ned and Mina explore the darker side of a sunny tourist paradise — Honolulu. In their debut, Murder Casts a Shadow, Ned and Mina set out to discover who killed a crooked museum curator, and get drawn into a deeper mystery about the death of Hawaii's last king.
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Chukar Cherries Offers A Year-Round Taste Of Summer

Washington state is famous for its cherries, but the juicy fruits are available for only a short time each year. Chukar Cherries, based in Prosser, Wash., uses 250,000 pounds of them annually in its dried cherry candies. Fans say Chukar's goodies let the sweet taste of summer last all year.

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