Celebrating the Oscars!

This Sunday night it’s time to grab a bowl of popcorn and settle in to watch the 81st Annual Academy Awards.  But first, tune in to the next Vermont Edition when we’ll talk movies, movies and more movies! Also, we visit a Grammy nomiated singer in Montreal.

Interview: Former film critic Kathleen Carroll

Tonight is opening night for the 11th Annual Green Mountain Film Festival in Montpelier. The festival is a showcase for international and regional film-makers, with several special events and discussions with notables from the film world. Among this year’s special guests is Kathleen Carroll, who was the film critic for the New York Daily News for thirty years.

Women’s Film Festival underway in Brattleboro

For 17 years, film buffs and supporters of women in the arts have been gathering in Brattleboro for the annual Women’s Film Festival. VPR’s Jane Lindholm discusses a few of the 30 films being shown with the chair of the festival’s Film Selection Committee.

Vermont’s Economic Stability

What does all turbulence in the national economy and on Wall Street mean for Vermont? State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding examines the health of the state’s investment accounts, and Vermont’s economic outlook. Also, Staff Sergeant Alaria O’Brien shares her story of helping help other Iraq and Afghanistan veterans get medical and psychological services after deployment. And the Brattleboro Women’s Film Festival is underway – we get a peek a few of the films.

VPR Evening News: November 23, 2007

Another Vermont tree goes to Washington for the Capitol Christmas Tree. One candidate could represent both Democrats AND Progressives in the 2008 race for VT Governor. VT biologist concerned over deer disease in NY State possibly heading for VT. VPIRG hoping media attention to understaffed Consumer product Safety Comm. will lead to legislative action on dangerous products, particularly toys.