Poet Galway Kinnell

Northeast Kingdom poet Galway Kinnell joins us to celebrate National Poetry Month and talk about his life in verse.  Also, the Tuck School of Business is putting stronger emphasis on ethic courses. 

A Tribute to Hayden Carruth

Hayden Carruth spent many years in Johnson, VT. He wrote more than thirty volumes and received numerous awards. Many of his best known works are about the people and places of northern Vermont, rural poverty and hardship.

Students bring Frost works to stage

Most students, at some point in their academic lives, study the poetry of Robert Frost. This weekend at Mill River Union High School, middle school students will be presenting the poets’ work on stage in an original, multimedia adaptation called "Frost Rimes.” VPR’s Nina Keck has more.

Paying for College

Don Vickers, director of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, and Karen Gross, president of Southern Vermont College, talk with us about what families need to consider in their plan to pay that tution bill. Also, what are the implications when part of the Champion Lands change hands – again. And Vermonters wax poetic about … potholes.

Ellen Bryant Voigt named a National Book Award finalist in poetry

A Vermont poet has been named a National Book Award finalist. Ellen Bryant Voigt was nominated for her collection titled "Messenger: New and Selected Poems, 1976- 2006". It includes poems from six of her books, as well as some new pieces. Voigt’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic and other publications, as well as many literary journals. She was also named a finalist for the National Book Award in 2002.

Society provides forum for poets

For sixty years, the Poetry Society of Vermont has dedicated itself to what is found in poems. The society provides a forum for discussion and an outlet for publication of work by everyone from kitchen table poets to professional writers.

Auto Emissions Ruling Implications

Vermont’s victory against the auto industry could have big implications across the country. A federal judge ruled that the state can regulate emissions, and that auto companies have to meet its stricter standards. We take an in-depth look at the decision, and what happens next.