In a series first, State of the Re:Union explores a vast
community that’s based around a medium, rather than a geographic
location: Comic books! They serve
as the connection point for a diverse community of people,
Quaint storefronts along Main streets, covered bridges and dairy cows are the iconic images of Vermont. But Vermonters pride themselves on their independent spirits and their passion to rebuild is a force of nature, stronger than Tropical Storm Irene.
The Tri-Cities of Washington are Richland, Pasco and Kennewick—three cities clustered near one another in the vast plains and deserts of Washington state, to the east of the Cascade Mountains. In this episode, we’ll explore the secret history of the area, the surprising mix of residents, what’s drawn them here and why.
Radio is a sound salvation, sang Elvis Costello, and it’s also the theme
of Jonathan Coulton’s euphonious music quiz. And speaking of music, a
Broadway superstar is put to the test on her musical theater know-how.