Vermont is welcoming dignitaries to the state this weekend to
commemorate the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s
exploration of the region. One
of those who will be visiting is Pierre Arcand, Quebec’s International Relations Minister.
We explore the growing trend of "kinship families" — grandparents and other relatives raising grandchildren, nephews, nieces when parents can’t meet the task. And we hear about the other quadricentennial: the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s trip up the river to Albany.
We broadcast live from ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington. Guests include David Hackett Fischer, author of Champlain’s Dream, and Mary Watzin, a lake researcher at UVM. And, we learn more about the indigenous celebration underway.
The Lois McClure,
a replica of a 19th-century Lake
Champlain schooner, is
playing a new role as international ambassador. The boat is the flagship of the
400th anniversary of the European discovery of Lake Champlain and the Hudson River