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.

Leahy holds hearing on border issues

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.