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How Community Supported Agriculture Sprouted In China

In a village near Beijing, Little Donkey Farm is trying to rebuild a tradition of organic farming in the world's most populous country. It builds on thousands of years of Chinese history, but it's also inspired by American experiences.
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Rin Tin Tin: From Battlefield To Hollywood, A Story Of Friendship

Susan Orlean's new book about one of cinema's great dogs argues that Rin Tin Tin wasn't just a dog doing tricks, but an actor who could emote and affect audiences.
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Primatologist Jane Goodall Plays Not My Job

When she was in her 20s, Jane Goodall left her home in England to live among chimpanzees in the jungle. Some people thought it was crazy; we think it's crazy she decided to come back to live with humans. We've invited Goodall to answer three questions about Nicolas Cage.
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Some Familiar Faces Return To Fall TV Lineup

Ted Danson and James Spader join the casts of CSI and The Office this season — and Simon Cowell returns to TV with an Americanized version of his British hit The X-Factor. Critic David Bianculli says the three TV vets each bring something else to their roles: a likability factor.
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'Moneyball': Tracking Down How Stats Win Games

In 2002, the Oakland A's made history, winning 20 games in a row to set a new American League record. In Moneyball, writer Michael Lewis goes behind the scenes and explains how the A's used statistics and analytics to compete with teams with much bigger payrolls.
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Oscar Winner Jamie Foxx Touts 'Thunder Soul'

In the 1970s, a stage band from the Texas-based Kashmere High School rose to national prestige, winning multiple championships and recording eight records. After some 35 years, members reunited to honor their 92-year-old bandleader. Their story is told in the new documentary 'Thunder Soul.' Executive producer Jamie Foxx speaks with Michel Martin.
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American Goat Cheese: From Hippie Chick To Hip And Chic

Although goats have been cultivated around the world for centuries, the practice of raising them and using their milk for cheese is a fairly recent phenomenon in the U.S. The public has been slow to accept the goat's unique flavor.
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'Moneyball': A 'Bad News Bears' For MBAs

Moneyball stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, the Oakland A's general manager who used analytics and statistics to stay competitive against other teams with much larger payrolls. Critic David Edelstein says the film, based on the 2003 Michael Lewis book, is "entertaining as a sports-underdog story."

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