Smoking in Vermont

As part of VPR’s series, Vermont Quits, we look at how tobacco settlement funds have been used in the state to help people kick the habit.  Also, we get an update on public meetings surrounding a defunct asbestos mine in Eden and Lowell.  And, we bring you the sounds of a unique portable organ.

Parlor culture and Estey organs

Enthomusicologist Dennis Waring and Christopher Grotke of the Estey Organ Museum reveal what the parlor organ can teach us about American culture at the turn of the last century. Also in the program, writer Tom Slayton shares his new book of essays, and we continue our 2007 Year in Review.