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.

Midday Newscast: August 18, 2008

Survey says Vermonters value the state’s working landscape; more Vermont children will be eligible to receive free breakfasts at school this fall; Middlebury celebrates opening of the Town Hall Theater; a recent UVM graduate among five activists deported by China for protesting at Olympics.

Vermont Summer Olympians

Only a handful of Vermonters have competed in the Summer Olympics and a few of them join us to share their memories of reaching the highest goal in athletics. Also in the program, the Vermont Supreme Court will be hearing a case that tries to determine what the death of a pet is worth.

Interview: Andrew Wheating headed to the Beijing Olympics

Wheating is heading to Beijing next month after placing 2nd in the 800 meters qualifying trials held at the place he attends college–the University of Oregon. But if not for the watchful eye of his former soccer coach in Norwich, Wheating says his medal dreams as a runner would never have materialized at all.