We look at how toys and games
became such an integral part of our culture and provide solace for children, hear from one of Vermont’s
three electors and stop in at a food venture center on Route 7 in Shelburne.
Shelburne Museum Senior Curator Jean Burks looks back at toys, dolls and games, some that were manufactured in Vermont. Also, with the first round of data from the 2010 census just released, we look at what Vermont’s results tell us. Plus we hear from an Enosburg Falls trio called Farm.
Christmas Eve fire destroys historic building in Fairfax; new regulations concern Vermont’s handmade toy industry; in VPR’s continuing series, Sounds of 2008, water flow after a dam excavation in Northfield.
Vermont’s handmade toymakers are resting after the Christmas
they’re looking ahead with concern to the New Year. That’s when new regulations
require manufacturers to test their products to prove that they’re safe. As
VPR’s John Dillon reports, the tests are so expensive that some companies may
be forced out of business.
A federal review panel says Entergy Vermont Yankee should not be allowed to operate after 2012 unless it conducts a more detailed analysis of aging metal components; community groups and restaurants already have begun to serve meals of turkey and all the trimmings;
Another Vermont tree goes to Washington for the Capitol Christmas Tree. One candidate could represent both Democrats AND Progressives in the 2008 race for VT Governor. VT biologist concerned over deer disease in NY State possibly heading for VT. VPIRG hoping media attention to understaffed Consumer product Safety Comm. will lead to legislative action on dangerous products, particularly toys.