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.
VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with Summer Olympians Judy
Geer and Serena Eddy Moulton, who both competed in rowing in the 1980s about
what it’s like to train for and compete in the Olympics, and how athletics have
shaped their lives since.
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.
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.
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.