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Jack Handey Revels In 'The Stench of Honolulu'

"Deep Thoughts" by Jack Handey was an icon of Saturday Night Live in the 1990's. Now Jack Handey has written a novel, "The Stench of Honolulu." He talks to host Rachel Martin about the book, his time on SNL, and his philosophy on comedy.
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Web Series About Teamwork Begins Filming In D.C.

Local actors are working on a project that teaches people how to transcend their differences through teamwork.

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Pickling Up Your Next Summer Picnic

Heat is no friend to mayonnaise. The perfect way to preserve produce for hot summer picnics is by pickling — not just cucumbers, but cherries, green tomatoes, okra, kohlrabi — all kinds of seasonal produce.
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Not My Job: Charles Frazier Gets Quizzed On Frasier Crane

On the road in Asheville, N.C., we ask Charles Frazier, the author of Cold Mountain, three questions about Frasier Crane, the fictional radio psychiatrist.
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Barbershop Guys Take A Swing At Sports Controversies

The NFL slapped Philadelphia Eagle Riley Cooper on the wrist for an offensive slur he made off the field. But will his fellow players let him off so easily? The Barbershop guys weigh in on that and other sporting news.
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Book News: Battle Rages On In Amazon Vs. Overstock Price War

Also, Orhan Pamuk on the novel, Sherman Alexie on having his book banned; Kelly Clarkson bought a ring owned by Jane Austen but can't take it out of the U.K.
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Zwetschgendatschi, A Mouthful That Captures The Perfect Plum

Bavarian plum cake reminds Gesine Bullock-Prado of her mother and childhood split between Germany and the U.S. The dessert uses Damson plums, which are only in season for a short time each summer.
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A Drama-Free Show For Black Women?

Reality television often portrays black women as drama queens. But a new talk show is hoping to challenge that image. Host Michel Martin speaks to actress Malinda Williams about co-hosting the new program Exhale on the Apsire network.
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Tailor Ozwald Boateng On Songs That Inspire Style

Ozwald Boateng was the first black tailor to have a shop on London's prestigious Savile Row. His tailored suits now cost up to $30,000. For Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, he shares the songs that inspire his dapper look.
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Small Town Brings Big City Theater to Virginia's Eastern Shore

For more than 25 years, the North Street Playhouse has been challenging theatergoers in the town of Onancock on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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