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At Home with Ed Asner

Ed Asner is an American original. Born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, he began his acting career in college and has been…
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The Secret Life of Trees

Trees “talk” to one another, even communicating to one another across species to convey important survival information as well as supplement vital carbon dioxide to other…
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Gardening for All Wildlife

Many gardeners have, at one time or another, tried a few tricks to make wildlife more comfortable in their garden. Unfortunately, many tricks focus on...
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The Bee at 90

Every year, students from all walks of life have the opportunity to participate in the National Spelling Bee, one of the nation’s oldest and most...
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Is That Duck a Building?

Most of us can’t help but notice how alike many American towns and cities have become. Whether you are in Maine or Washington state, the...
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It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Al Jaffee, best known for his work in MAD magazine, holds The Guinness Book of World Records title as the “Longest-Running Cartoonist of All Time.”…
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Going Public

From classic Carnegie libraries to modern, multimedia book repositories, public libraries are some of the most useful and beloved buildings in our communities. They not…
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The Birth and Rise of the Audiobook

There’s something central to the human experience about listening to a story being told. Whether in a Neolithic cave or at summer camp, there’s a…
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Four Questions for Maria Shriver

When one hears the name Maria Shriver, many things come to mind: the journalist, the author, the film and television producer, the former First Lady…
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Eric Braeden is Channeling Hamlet:

With his chiseled features and signature facial hair, Eric Braeden cuts a debonair figure. Perhaps you’ve been watching him as the ruthless (yet beloved) villain…
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