fans all over North America are saying "Say It Aint So"…that’s because the
National Hockey League owners, with the blessing of its commissioner Gary
Bettman, have voted to lock out the players, and right now there’s no
indication of a resolution.
We talk with the prolific Vermont poet, playwright and essayist about his life – and his new play and forthcoming book of poems. Plus, UVM hockey standout Brayden Irwin on playing with the Toronto Maple Leafs. And, a taste of the Bowed Piano Ensemble’s unique music.
We discuss the pros, cons, and practicalities of school district consolidation. The Norwich University athletics director previews this weekend’s NCAA hockey tournament. VPR’s John Dillon expains the new power deal with Hydro-Quebec.
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.
We talk about the culture of the sport in our region, and hear from players, coaches, and die-hard fans. Also, an interview with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. And, we learn more about the sport of curling.