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A true sign that summer is coming to an end is fair season! The SEMO District Fair is one of the longest running fairs in Missouri. It has been providing families with entertainment for 163 years.

It’s all coming back. The rides. The lights. The games. The entertainment. The FOOD. Not to mention the giant vegetables and amazing livestock.

That’s right. The SEMO District Fair will be in full swing September 8 - 15.

Before you run to grab your deep-fried Oreos or turkey drumsticks, here are three more ways to enjoy the event:

A Harte Appetite: Cakes

Sep 3, 2018
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Rose Levy Beranbaum, in her book, “The Pie and Pastry Bible,” a volume which I’ve read religiously, says, “There are two kinds of people: cake people and pie people.”

All my life I’ve believed I’m in the second category. I even served once as a judge at the National Pie Championships sponsored by the American Pie Council, of which I was a charter member.

This week we've got new music from Punch Brothers. They brilliantly merge the sounds of bluegrass with that of modern classical. Listeners of Live from Here will recognize the deft mandolin playing and vocal stylings of Chris Thile. Their latest album is titled All Ashore.

Playing a woman discovering sexuality in the '50s makes actor Allison Janney think of — of all people — her mother. Janney's mother and father got married in their early 20s, and she doesn't believe her mother had sex with anyone else.

"I remember my mother talking to me about the birds and the bees," she tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "Of course, I had already known [about them], probably years before she came to me. But remembering the way she talked to me about it — it's just everything about her reminds me of Margaret Scully."

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We are in the dog days of summer. During this time it is a wonderful opportunity to take a hike on one of the great trail systems in Cape County Park or the Trail of Tears. There you will find that the temperature may be 15 degrees cooler than on the paved parking lot in the middle of town. Keep in mind the theory of cement vs gravel. You know that there has never been a day that you could fry an egg on that flat rock in the woods.