Today we remember Bob
Northrop, who died last week at 92. Northrop was a retired teacher who
spent years working on civic causes ranging from the Vermont Electric
Co-operative to the Long Trail. He recorded this essay about the Long
Trail in 2003 as part of a series about notable ideas from leading
Recently, commentator Sarwar Kashmeri proposed that the Federal
Government think about funding a billion dollar, ten-year, gun-buyback
program to soak up as many of the 300 million firearms in America as
possible. Now, he’d like to take that concept one step further.
Tensions continue in Asia as North Korea responds angrily to new United
Nations sanctions and the latest U.S./South Korean military exercises,
with threats to attack South Korea – and America – with nuclear
missiles. Barrie Dunsmore offers his analysis.
In 1941 Franklin Roosevelt defined four essential human freedoms that Americans would enter World War II to defend. By 1943, they’d been forgotten. Vic Henningsen explains how, seventy years ago, a Vermont artist and his neighbors made the Four Freedoms an enduring American memory.