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Peaches, Beautiful And Fleeting, Thanks To Fuzzy Thin Skin

A summer peach is a seasonal treat, but why are they so hard to find for the rest of the year? As it turns out, that fuzzy, thin skin might be partially to blame for the fruit's finicky reputation.
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Creating A Schwenker World, One Backyard Grill At A Time

It sounds a little dirty, but a schwenker is just a German word for a swinging grill that looks like a tripod, set over charcoal. Schwenker evangelists are spreading the word about this unique grill around the world.
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Gray Creates Commission To Court Caribbean Culture

The Caribbean Carnival and Festival fled to Baltimore this year after the District called in debt owed by organizers, but now Mayor Gray is establishing a commission to court them back.

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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug 16

The circus, belly dancing, and Turtle Recall are in town.

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After 70 Years, Marianne Arden Can Still Tickle The Ivories

Marianne Arden was a torch singer in the 40's and 50's, and at 99 years old, she still loves to delight an audience.

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President Obama's Tour Bus Rolls With White House Home Brew

President Obama has shown he's a fan of beer, one of the most politically expedient drinks a candidate can endorse. But now the president has revealed that he travels with his own home-brew — and he even gave a man in Iowa a bottle to prove it.
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Author Asks If Mumbai Money Can Flatten Tradition

Mumbai is one of the world's largest cities, and the setting for a gripping novel about the struggles and tensions that emerge in this rapidly modernizing metropolis. As Tell Me More takes a look at literature from emerging countries, guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with Aravind Adiga about his latest book, Last Man In Tower.
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Has Marketing To LGBT Consumers Become Mainstream?

Not long ago, ads targeting gays and lesbians could only be found in alternative newspapers. Now Chevrolet, Levi Strauss and others are targeting that demographic. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with Advertising Age reporter Thomas Pardee about changes in LGBT-targeted advertising.
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The Next Frontier In TV: English News For Latinos

ABC News and Spanish-language broadcaster Univision have joined forces to create a TV news channel aimed at Hispanics who prefer English. But with a target audience that currently turns to the same news sources as everyone else, the venture isn't without risk.

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