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.

Morning Newscast: November 27, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30am. Proctor man wounded in State Police shootout will return to Vermont to face charges; Burlington restaurant to open doors on Thanksgiving for coat drive in addition to a meal; wild turkeys have made a big comeback in Vermont.

Midday Newscast: July 25, 2008

Scientists have detected increased radiation near Vermont Yankee since the nuclear power plant boosted its power level by 20%; all the water flowing down Vermont rivers has helped most hydroelectric operators; the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says it’s looking for some help counting the state’s wild turkey population.

Two cultures, one family

We talk with memoirist Jaed Coffin and Saint Michael’s College English professor Lorrie Smith about how people understand their own cultural identities when their families comprise diverse backgrounds. Also, new rules for crossing the Canadian border go into effect on Thursday, and we learn the secrets of building igloos.