Jazz: New Years & Best Of

We celebrate the tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano’s birthday with his 2008 release Symphonica, his work with the John Pattituci Trio and his tribute to John Coltrane as part of The Steve Kuhn Trio’s 2009 ECM release. We also sample from the 1959 Charles Mingus’ Mingus Ah Um album.

VT Edition: Canada in 2009

VPR’s Steve Zind talks with Dr. Paul Martin, Director of the University of Vermont’s Canadian Studies Program and Jeffrey Ayres and Chair of the Political Science Department from St. Michaels College about top Canadian news stories of 2009.

Gilbert: Luggage And Baggage

While traveling recently, two incidents got commentator and Vermont Humanities Council executive director Peter Gilbert thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of new versus old – and about all the baggage we carry with us.