Midday Newscast: August 28, 2008

A White River Junction company wants to get copies of a new book into the hands of delegates to the Democratic National Convention; Peter Welch says Vermont delegates to the Democratic National Convention will leave united; more…

“Espresso Book Machine” comes to Manchester

Imagine a machine that at the touch of a button spits out any book in any language. These machines are very rare, but they may be about to become more common. One has been tested at the Library of Alexandria in Egypt, another and at the World Bank Now, one of these machines has been installed at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester. VPR’s Nina Keck has more.

Ellen Bryant Voigt named a National Book Award finalist in poetry

A Vermont poet has been named a National Book Award finalist. Ellen Bryant Voigt was nominated for her collection titled "Messenger: New and Selected Poems, 1976- 2006". It includes poems from six of her books, as well as some new pieces. Voigt’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic and other publications, as well as many literary journals. She was also named a finalist for the National Book Award in 2002.