Morning Newscast: December 26, 2008

Christmas Eve fire destroys historic building in Fairfax; new regulations concern Vermont’s handmade toy industry; in VPR’s continuing series, Sounds of 2008, water flow after a dam excavation in Northfield.

Sounds of 2008: Garrison Keillor

Public radio’s own, Garrison Keillor, headlined the Champlain Valley Fair at the end of the summer. He brought "A Prairie Home Companion” – along with all of the stories, jokes and music – before a sellout crowd.  

Sounds of 2008: al Jazeera

Today in our "Sounds of 2008" series, we’re looking at how in Burlington, the Middle East television news network Al Jazeera was itself news.