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Russ Parsons

LA Times food writer Russ Parsons, tells us how to find the freshest and tastiest fruits and vegetables. His new book is called How To Pick A Peach.
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Chris Abani

Nigerian author Chris Abani talks with John about his new book The Virgin of Flames.

Roving Reporter: Henry Winkler

KPCC's Patricia Nazario talks to the actor, producer and writer about his series of children's books Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever.

Roving Reporters: Authors@Google

Google is bringing notable figures like Hilary Rodham Clinton and New Yorker's Malcolm Gladwell to perform readings on their campuses.

Roving Reporter: Spirituality Book Stand

KPCC's Patricia Nazario asks how the book The Secret by Rhonda Burns is sparking sales of books on spirituality.
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New Art

The Inland Empire is about to pass another cultural landmark. UC Riverside is going to graduate its first Masters of Fine Arts students. John Rabe checks out an exhibit of their work that's showing at the Sweeney Art Gallery in downtown Riverside.
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See's Coffee Club (a.k.a Coffee Roasters)

For decades, Darline Miller has met her friends at See's Coffee in Riverside. Queena Kim tagged along to ask, "What was Riverside like before the tract homes and malls?"
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A Chicken Sandwich is a Chicken Sandwich

Jeff Girod, who pens the Fast Food Dude column at the Press-Enterprise, visits Chick-fil-A. It's a fast-food joint that you can't find in central LA or the Valley.

Tree of Life

The Inland Empire is home to one of the world's oldest orange trees. KPCC's Steven Cuevas takes you there.

Horsetown U.S.A.

The City of Norco is one of the few remaining cities in Southern California where the whole town is geared towards horses. Queena Kim met up with Berwin Hanna, who's a hoofer and president of Norco Horseman's Association.