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Around the Nation

Here are some of this week’s arts and culture stories from public broadcasting stations around the nation:

– Actor and comedian Ed Asner settles down for a fireside chat in Cleveland about his one-man show based on the life of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (via WCPN)

– On MN Original, Kate DiCamillo, the Newbery award-winning author of “Because of Winn Dixie” and “The Tale of Despereaux”, discusses dogs, embarrassing first drafts and how she got inspired by moving across the country (via TPT)

– Forget the debate on the dangers of gambling and instead join the debate on the architectural design merits and faults of Philadelphia’s new (and only) modernist casino (via WHYY)

Gallery Crawl goes to San Jose to check out 01SJ Biennial, which pays homage to the creative tech culture of Silicon valley and this year took the idea of “Build Your Own World” as its theme (via KQED)

– Coming soon to PBS, a new full-length documentary from Art 21 on South African artist William Kentridge. Watch a teaser for the film now:

Teaser #6 | “William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible” (2010) | Art21 from Art21 on Vimeo.

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