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Morning Express with Robin Meade

A fast, personal, and smart blend of all the news you want in the morning. We call it "News in the Fast Lane." So buckle up.

Cameron's Pub, Half Moon Bay, California

Cheerio, dude: 'English' pub pours pints in Cali!

Cameron's is more than just a "pub on steroids," it's a place to play, stay and even camp.

Owner Cameron Palmer's 'English' pub brings the best of Britain and more to Half Moon Bay, California.

Creating works of art from blocks of ice

Creating works of art from blocks of ice

David Fong learned how to sculpt ice by watching his dad, master ice sculptor, Kim Phuong.

“My dad used to take me to work with him, and I would always get bored because ice sculpting took a long time,” David said. “So I would take his tools kind of in the background and play with his chisels.”

Where tourists get a beautiful ride through history

Where tourists get a beautiful ride through history

It took Aaron Singer 10 years to finally convince the fifth owner of a seaplane tourist business to sell it to him. Two years later, the Seaplane Adventures business is soaring.

The company offers 30-, 40- and 60-minutes tours around Northern California, but Singer says what it really offers is a taste of history.

This one time, at band camp, we ROCKED!

One week doesn’t seem like a long time, but that’s all it takes for students at Chicago Joe’s Rock ‘n Blues Camp to become rock stars.

Musicians “Chicago Joe” Jones and Micki Gonzalez started the band camp eight years ago to help transform musically talented kids into real performers.

Tito's Handmade Vodka is a small business success

Cheers to a man named Beveridge & his vodka empire

Tito Beveridge -- a man with a fortuitous surname -- had a roller coaster career before deciding to make vodka for a living. 

His degrees in geology and geophysics -- and dreams of becoming the next J.R. Ewing -- took him from his native Texas to Columbia, Venezuela and eventually back home to the Lone Star state's capital of Austin. All of his entrepreneurial ventures had fallen flat until the day he decided to buy a plot of land, build a shack and start Tito's Handmade Vodka in 1997.

Scratch DJ academy featured as a 'Small Business Success' on HLN's Morning Express with Robin Meade

Go to school and learn to DJ? Yes, from Scratch!

So you want to be a DJ? Did you know you can go to school for that?

Founded by the late Run D.M.C.’s Jam Master Jay and music enthusiast Rob Principe, the Scratch DJ Academy is teaching students of all ages how to mix it up behind the turntables.

'Tiny Pies' is a small business success

Son's dinner idea leads to 'Tiny' biz success

You may want to pay close attention to what your kids are saying at the dinner table. It might inspire you to start a small business just like Tiny Pies, owned by Amanda Bates and her mother, Kit Seay. 

“We had made pie at dinner, and we were sitting around the table with my sons. My youngest son, Andrew, wanted to take a piece of it in his lunch to school. Pie is really messy, and I was just explaining to him that it was going to be really difficult to do that because it would just be all stuck to whatever the container was by the time he got ready to eat it,” Bates explains. 

Can a math equation create the 'perfect' ski?

Can a math equation create the 'perfect' ski?

You don’t often think of math and snow skiing as going together. But engineer Pete Wagner is using algorithms to create custom-fit snow skis in his factory outside Telluride, Colorado. 

“Once [our algorithm] figures out what your perfect ski’s going to be mathematically, then it actually creates a recipe for all our shop equipment here,” he says.

Play-based yoga helps kids relax, unwind

Play-based yoga helps kids relax, unwind

Christen Bakken left her job in the classroom to follow her passion for teaching yoga.

“I taught second grade…for about three years,” Bakken says. “I left teaching not because I didn’t love what I was doing during the school day, but I really felt a desire to work with kids’ hearts more so than their test scores.” 

Seattle piroshky come from Russia with love

Seattle piroshky come from Russia with love

Many people may not know what a piroshky is, but customers at the Piroshky Piroshky bakery in Seattle’s Pike Place Market are in love with these traditionally Eastern European pastries.

“A piroshky is generally a savory pie filled with any number of different fillings,” Piroshky Piroshky owner Oliver Kotelnikov explains.