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.
The Department of Homeland Security says it’s trying to make borders more secure with its “Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative”. But to many Vermonters and Canadians, the new law stands for daily headaches and long-term worries.
Today in Newport, Senator Patrick Leahy chaired a Judiciary Committee hearing on the issue.