Last week’s earthquake in China had a direct impact on one Middlebury College graduate. Meg Young was in the city of Chengdu when the earthquake hit, sending her running from the
building crumbling around her. VPR’s Neal Charnoff spoke
with Meg Young by cell phone about the earthquake.
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.
Performances on the Great Wall, language lessons, and city
adventures. This summer’s trip to China
for the Vermont Youth Orchestra was an eye-opening adventure, and a chance for
students to write about and share their experiences through a partnership with
the Young Writer’s Project. We hear from
those students and from Geoff Gevalt, the editor of the Young Writer’s
The U.S. Supreme Court begins a new session on Monday, and a few of the cases on its docket have Vermont ties. Vermont Law School professor Cheryl Hanna walks us through some of those cases. Also, the musicians of the Vermont Youth Orchestra take us along on their concert tour in China.