NHL Lockout A Hard Hit For Montreal

Hockey 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.

A Conversation With David Budbill

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.

School District Consolidation

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. 

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.

Celebrating Hockey!

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.

Schools Form Joint Hockey Team

The Vermont Principals’ Association is going to allow the Northfield and Montpelier high schools to merge their varsity boys hockey teams this winter.