2007 Year in Review: Passages

In almost any year, some of the moving moments come when we pause to reflect on those who have left the stage during the past few months. And, as VPR’s Steve Delaney reports, there were some notable departures this year.

2007 Year in Review: Business

When things change in the business world, it often affects employment and the general economy. As VPR’s Steve Delaney reports, some of those stories during the past year involved one of the biggest names in business.

2007 Year in Review: Potpourri

In every collection of the year’s top stories, some fit neatly into categories. This is about politics, that’s a weather story. Others just won’t slide neatly into pigeon-holes. VPR’s Steve Delaney reports on some of these stories for our 2007 Year in Review.

2007 Year in Review: Politics

There’s a theory that more legislation is passed in odd-numbered years, when lawmakers are not distracted by running for office. But as VPR’s Steve Delaney reports, politics seldom took a back seat to policy in the past twelve months.

2007 Year in Review: Weather

In Vermont, the weather is frequently the news. It makes or breaks growing seasons on the farms and ski season on the slopes. Or, as Steve Delaney reports in this part of our series on the top stories of 2007, sometimes Mother Nature just gets cranky.

2007 Year in Review: Culture

The fabric of life in Vermont has a different weave every year. In 2007 it was full of variety. On the lighter side, the state became the official home of The Simpsons. And weightier social topics had our attention, especially when it came to one marijuana case in Windsor County. VPR’s Steve Delaney has more in the second part of our year in review.

Annual Christmas Bird Count

The Annual Christmas Bird Count is underway. We talk with Bridget Butler of Audubon Vermont about which winter birds we’re likely to catch a glimpse of here in Vermont. Then we hear from author and VPR commentator Willem Lange about his much loved Christmas story about Favor Johnson. And we continue our Year in Review series by looking at the top cultural stories of the year.