Energy issues have generated some heat in this year’s gubernatorial race; Vermont volunteers for Barack Obama are heading to New Hampshire, where the presidential race with John McCain is tighter;Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was returned to power, but not with the majority he’d hoped to win;and commentator Bill Seamans anticipates tonight’s final presidential debate.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party gained ten to 15 seats in Tuesday’s
election. But the Conservatives fell short of the 155 seats that would
have given it an outright majority in Parliament.
We talk with memoirist Jaed Coffin and Saint Michael’s College English
professor Lorrie Smith about how people understand their own cultural identities when their families comprise diverse backgrounds. Also, new rules for crossing the Canadian border go into
effect on Thursday, and we learn the secrets of building igloos.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain will be in Vermont on Saturday to hold a press conference in Canaan. He plans
to highlight a number of issues involving the Vermont-Canadian border.
Prior to his visit, VPRs Bob Kinzel had a chance to talk with
McCain about border issues, the Iraq War and Vermont’s presidential primary.