They have trained through the long winter months to prepare physically
and mentally, and this Sunday the runners will test themselves against
the 26.2 mile distance. We talk with runners about why they are
attracted to marathoning.
As gasoline prices rise towards or past $4.00
a gallon, it’s not just drivers who are affected, some small gas stations also
feel the squeeze. Officials from the
Southwestern Medical Center are preparing pitch plans for a $45 million
hospital expansion; more…
This coming Sunday in Boston 162 women will take their places on the starting line
for the 2008 Olympic Marathon Team Trials. Among the hopefuls is Kasie
Enman. She was a distance star at Middlebury College, and in 2000 was a cross country All-American,
placing 13th in the nation.
Twenty-three years ago Vermont
raised its drinking age to 21. But now some Vermonters are advocating for lowering the age back to
18. We hear from John McCardell,
the former President of Middlebury College, who supports the idea; and we hear why others are strongly against it. Also, we talk with a Vermont
marathon runner preparing for the Olympic trials. And, we visit a Northeast Kingdom classroom where Latin has been taught for more than a century.