In Tough Times, Annie Resonates

Northern Stage in White River Junction is celebrating its 15th year bringing professional-level theater to the Upper Valley. For their 100th production, the stage is returning to its very first holiday presentation, Annie.

Crisis in dairy pricing

Agriculture Secretary Roger Allbee joins us to discuss why prices paid to adiry farmers are particularly low this season. Also, how consumers are deciding whether to pre-buy winter heating fuel. And, as summer theaters open, the etiquette of being an audience member.

Keeping the arts in business

This economy has people in Vermont’s arts scene looking at practical questions of keeping community theater, gallery exhibitions and music festivals in business.  Also, two Vermont rivers may earn the congressional designation of "wild and scenic." And VPR’s Steve Zind continues our series of reports from Iran.

Midday Newscast: August 18, 2008

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.

Rutland movie theater allowed to stay

A financially troubled movie theater in Rutland has been granted a reprieve. A judge will hold off on eviction proceedings which will allow the Plaza Movieplex 9 to stay open for at least another year.