Why so Blue?

The solid mass of "blue states" in the northeast spells concern for Republicans and we examine what can be learned from these trends. Also, issues of social class are explored through a theater performance, and artists transform old books into sculptural pieces in a provocative exhibit.

Recruiting Female Police Officers

A special effort is being made to recruit female police officers across the state. We talk with a veteran of the force and learn about a program that’s training more women to join policing. Also the Nametag Project, an effort to break down social barriers and build up community by getting people to introduce themselves.

Slavery in 18th Century New England

During the 1700’s Vermont and the New England region were home to a nearly "hidden" population of African-American slaves. In her new book, Mr. and Mrs. Prince, Dartmouth English Professor and author Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, dives into the story of two of those slaves. Also, we talk with forestry consultant Paul Harwood. And we bring you the sounds of the Primitive Biathlon in Jerffersonville.

Burlington promotional slogan returns

The Burlington region has been rechristened The West Coast of New England. A new tourism marketing initiative that was launched today hopes to capitalize on the sparkling waters of Lake Champlain.