Ann McKinstry Micou says she spent two years reading more
than 400 books by some 200 plus authors to create the comprehensive new "Guide
to Fiction Set in Vermont for Children and Young Adults", published by the
Vermont Humanities Council — and she says the meticulous research had to be
She speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb.
Spanglish – the intercourse of Spanish and English – is used daily by millions of Americans. This emergence of Spanglish as a form of communication is one of the more influential markers of an America gone Latino. In a Vermont Humanities Council "First Wednesdays" Lecture, Amherst College Professor Ilan Stavans explores the Spanglish and its political clout.
Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph Ellis shares his view that the politically active late eighteenth century was a time of triumphs and tragedies. All of which contributed to the shaping of our burgeoning nation. This Vermont Humanities Council "First Wednesdays" lecture was presented December 5, 2007 in Manchester.