VT Edition: Hockey in Vermont

VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with the president of the Vermont State Amateur Hockey Association, the President of the St. Albans Skating Association, and former pro hockey player and founder of Full Stride, Dan McFall about hockey’s popularity in Vermont.

Connecting farms with restaurants

The farm to to-table movement has some ardent supporters across the country, and particularly in this region. We talk with nationally renowned chef Dan Barber and with Tristan Toleno, chef of the Riverview Cafe in Brattleboro, about the role of restuarants in a local food economy.

Food and music for July 4th

We’re celebrating the fourth of July with food and music. We’ll talk with a UVM professor who’s written a book about how regional food is rich in taste and value. And we’re treated to a performance by the Vermont bluegrass group Banjo Dan and the Mid-Nite Plowboys – they have a new album out.

Inclusion: students with disabilities in the classroom

We talk with filmmaker Dan Habib and University of Vermont education professor Michael Giangreco about the concept of inclusion for students with disabilities, and how it plays out in the classroom. Also, reporter Erin Demuth Judd of the Glens Falls Post-Star tells us whether the north country will see an infusion of economic development aid from New York state. And we ring in the Chinese New Year with celebrants as they prepare banners for New Year’s Day on Thursday.

Midday Newscast, September 24

Former Lt. Governor John “Jack” Burgess has died;people spending time outdoors in Vermont this fall are being warned that this is also a peak season for deer ticks; Dan Davis says he intended to serve out his four-year term as Windham County state’s attorney when he was re-elected last year, but changes in state retirement benefits prompted him to reconsider; about 80 Vermont National Guard engineers are back in the United States after spending almost a year on the ground in Iraq.