VPR Evening News October 15, 2008

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.

Two cultures, one family

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.