From Superheroes To Social Issues: The Changing Face Of Comics

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When most people think of
comic books they think of Archie and Superman, not Iran and Lebanon; Jughead
and Wonderwoman, not sexual identity, political violence, and complicated
family dynamics.  But that’s changing.  We talk with James Sturm, the co-founder of the Center for
Cartoon Studies in White River Junction about the new testimonial graphic
novel, the renaissance in cartooning, and the way his students are learning
to tell complicated stories in visual form.  And, we also hear from New Yorker cartoonist and South Burlington resident Harry Bliss.

Also, it’s getting harder to see a movie in a theater in some parts of
the state.  Rutland’s only movie house recently closed, and nearby
theaters are at least 30 miles away.  We talk with Rutland Herald
reporter Bruce Edwards about what this means for the area, and for other struggling theaters.

And, if you’re a dog owner, you might take for granted the ease in which you can find a stick to play a game of fetch.  But, for city dwellers it can be nearly impossible!  At least that’s what three friends and business partners in southern Vermont are betting on.  We visit the owners of Fetchstix who are selling genuine Vermont sticks to city-dwelling dog owners around the country.

Check out the Fetchstix photo gallery


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